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Sorrel

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What other names is Sorrel known by?

Acedera, Acedera Común, Azeda-Brava, Common Sorrel, Field Sorrel, Garden Sorrel, Oseille, Oseille Commune, Oseille des Champs, Petite Oseille, Petite Oseille des Brebis, Red Sorrel, Rumex acetosa, Rumex acetosella, Sheep's Sorrel, Sorrel Dock, Sour Dock, Surette, Vignette, Vinette, Wiesensauerampfer.

What is Sorrel?

Sorrel is a plant. People use the above ground parts for medicine. Be careful not to confuse sorrel (Rumex acetosa) with roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa), which is known as Jamaican sorrel or Guinea sorrel.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Inflamed nasal passage, or "sinusitis," when taken with gentian root, European elder flower, verbena, and cowslip flower (SinuComp, Sinupret).

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Fluid retention, infections, and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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