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Sorrel / Rumex Acetosa

Sorrel is a perennial plant belonging to the Polygonaceae family. Sorrel has a fresh bitter taste. It is used to add a sour touch to soups, salads and dressings. Its flavor is reminiscent of spinach.
In popular medicine, the plant was and is still used for various therapeutic purposes such as for the treatment of skin infections, digestion, constipation, hepatitis and more. Sorrel is also known as one of the chief ingredient in the production of the traditional herbal formula Essiac used in the treatment of cancer. A limited number of scientific study on Sorrel show that the plants holds antioxidant, anti-cancerous, anti-parasitic and anti-fungal properties.

Herbs Value

Nutritional valueFor every 100 grams
Phosphorus5.2 mg
Iron2.1 mg
Protein2.0 gr
Sodium3.0 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B60.1 mg
Vitamin B98.0 mg
Vitamin A1.4 mg
Vitamin C26 mg
Potassium3.21 mg
Calcium38 mg
Magnesium89 mg
Fat1 gr

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