Sorrel, called Rumex acetocella in scientific literature, is a plant species with a red stem. Sorrel, which contains high amounts of potassium in its leaves, also contains oxalate, oxalic acid, tannin, anthraquinone, resin and sugar. In addition, it is rich in vitamins A, B and C. It resembles sea lavender because of the long hairless leaves.
Among the people, they are also known as sourness, capricorn ear and ebemekşisi. Although it is mostly grown in Tokat in Turkey, in European countries in the world it is grown under the greenhouse method.
However, sorrel is a plant that grows spontaneously in wetlands. This plant, which reaches full maturity in autumn, can be found on market stalls during the winter months.
Commonly used for skin diseases since ancient times, sorrel provides one-to-one benefits, especially for psoriasis, eczema, and boils. The acid content it contains renews the deformed cells on the surface of the skin. It has a strong germicidal effect. In recent studies, it has been established that the plant has a breast milk-increasing effect. Sorrel, belonging to the buckwheat family, grows easily on moist soils. It can be consumed raw.
Sorrel juice is used in alternative medicine, especially in the treatment of skin diseases. After a bunch of sorrel is thoroughly washed, a liter of water is added and boiled. The water that boils for half an hour is filtered.
If you put the soft sorrel gruel on the dried heel or elbow, stretch it and wait half an hour. This helps regenerate the area. In addition, when this water is applied to conditions such as eczema, it renews the deformed area. Sorrel is dried and boiled to make tea. This tea is a strong diuretic. It regulates digestion and renews the functions of bile.
• It relieves menstrual cycle aches and pains that women experience from puberty onwards. It also benefits irregular menstrual cycles.
• When consumed raw, it cleans the infected cells on the tongue and food debris between the teeth. It strengthens the gums. It reduces tooth loss.
It reduces the risk of serious diseases caused by vitamin C deficiency. It increases the number of healthy cells in the body.
When fresh sorrel is crushed and applied to the surface of the skin, it reduces the risk of skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis and sunburn. It strengthens all skin cells and eliminates effects such as aging and wrinkles.
• Bowel slowing down for various reasons causes constipation. However, sorrel increases the functionality of the intestines and prevents digestive problems. It gives an effect almost like a laxative.
• When the fluid content is high, the kidney glands are put to work. However, since it is high in potassium, it can cause fluid imbalance in the body.
• It cleanses the toxins and fats in the blood and expels them through the urine. During this process, it cleans the urinary tract and bladder. It prevents the formation of stones and sand.
• Studies have shown that sorrel seed increases breast milk and improves nutritional properties.
• When consumed during upper respiratory conditions, it clears the throat of infection. It reduces high fever caused by immunity.
It is often used raw in salads. However, it can also be consumed as an internal ingredient in soups and kidneys. Add 20 grams of dried sorrel to a glass of boiled hot water, strain after 5 minutes and consume. This tea helps reduce fever and diuresis.
Thoroughly wash a bunch of sorrel. Soak in vinegar water for an hour. Then finely chop it, put it on a plate, chop a cucumber, add olive oil, lemon and chili pepper and consume it. When you consume this salad as a snack, it also helps you lose weight.