The Art of Wildcrafting
Now with a bit of proper research, I can safely tell you that what we have is Rumex acetosella, a member of the dock family. Sheep sorrel, or sour dock as it is also known, is a perennial herb with a creeping habit. It has remarkable medicinal qualities because of it’s high antioxidant levels and is used along with other herbs in a concoction called Essiac Tea. This tea is used in alternative therapies to effectively treat cancer.
So who is our wildcrafter? Well .... you’ll just have to catch him in the act to discover his true identity. He tells me that nettle tea is great too! So if you catch him, make sure to share a cuppa together soon.
For more information about this amazing plant go to herbsarespecial.com.au