Sorrel, or common sorrel, is an herb with anti-inflammatory, febrifugal, laxative and digestive properties. This plant can stimulate the appetite, it is able to purify the body, has diuretic but also tonic and vermifuge effects. Therefore it can be used to treat all the digestive problems, the disorders of the stomach and intestines, diarrhea and colic, hemorrhoids and ulcers in the mouth, the lack of appetite and fever. It can be also a remedy, for external use, in case of acne and other skin irritations. The use of this plant is not recommended for those suffering from calculations, arthritis, rheumatism and gout. Do not exceed with sorrel, mostly if you take sorrel fresh juice because it can be toxic. Let’s see the main uses.
Decoction of leaves
Boil a handful of fresh leaves per liter of water for 10 minutes. This preparation is indicated for skin problems, like acne, dermatitis but also insect bites. It is helpful to close the pores and is a remedy to remove blacks points.
Decoction of the roots and seeds
Add to a liter of water a piece of root and three pinches of seeds, let it boil for a some minutes, filter and drink a cup a day in case of abdominal pain, colic, diarrhea.