Sheep Sorrel – rumex acetosella – The leaves of the sorrel are high in vitamin C and have diuretic, cooling and laxative properties. If eaten raw, the leaves will cool off fevers and reduce thirst. The leaf tea can be drunk as an appetite stimulant and it has laxative properties. The root is also diuretic but not recommended as it is somewhat toxic.
Aromatherapy & Health Uses: Diuretic and antiseptic. The leaves, raw, alleviate thirst and cool down fevers. A tea, made from the leaves, acts as and appetite stimulant and a laxative. The root is diuretic but toxic.
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