Sheep's Sorrel

Rumex acetosella, also known as sheep sorrel or red sorrel, is a perennial herbaceous plant that belongs to the buckwheat family. It is commonly found in temperate regions of the world and grows up to 50 centimeters tall. The leaves of the plant are arrow-shaped and have a distinctly sour taste due to oxalic acid. The plant is often used in culinary preparations such as salads and soups. Traditional medicine uses it as a diuretic, laxative, and to treat skin ailments. The plant is also known to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Rumex acetosella is considered an invasive species in some regions as it can quickly colonize disturbed areas and displace native vegetation.

Sheep's Sorrel

(Rumex Acetosella)



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