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Sorrel – Garden


Sorrel is a PERENNIAL plant growing to 60cm with deep roots, juicy stems and edible, arrow-shaped leaves that taste sour.
Prefers moist soil in a semi-shade to full sun position. Can tolerate acidic soil.
All parts of the plant are edible. It is a good household and dye plant and has medicinal use.

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With a delicious lemon-like flavour, the leaves can be eaten fresh and raw in salads, or cooked in soups.
The leaves should be used sparingly in the diet. Flowers are also edible cooked or used as a garnish, and the root can be cooked.
Juice of leaves can be used as a curdling agent for milk.
High in vitamins, the leaves are useful to treat scurvy, and makes a cooling drink for fevers.
Leaf juice, mixed with fumitory, has been historically used for a cure for ringworm and itchy skin.
Roots and leaves provide dye.
Infusion is used for bamboo and wicker polish and for silver. Juice is used as a stain remover.

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Latin Name

(Rumex acetosa)