Wood Sorrel (Oxalis acetosella) Native

Wood Sorrel (Oxalis acetosella)

Parts used: leaves

Medicinal and other uses: Leaves have a sharp, acidic flavor that is nice in salads and sauces; with astringent and diuretic properties it can be used to treat fevers and urinary problems; can be used externally for rashes and boils; native Americans used it to remove cancerous growths from the lips and fed the roots to horses to increase their speed

Cautions: This plant is dangerous in large quantities and should not be used in cases of gout, rheumatism or gastritis (Bremness 198)

Wood Sorrel Oxalis acetosella

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