Sorrel leaves look like spinach and hence this leafy vegetable is also known as spinach dock. It is also known as sour grass and it contains mainly oxalic acid which gives it that typical acidic taste. The scientific name of Sorrel is Rumex Acetosa and it mainly grows in Europe and North Asia. Sorrel leaves can be consumed as a salad or they can be eaten as a vegetable or combined with other veggies, eggs and chicken in soups. Sorrel leaves have some surprising health benefits.
Some Of Which Are Mentioned Below:
Good For The Urinary Tract
Sorrel leaves have diurectic properties and therefore increase urine flow. It is therefore useful in the treatment of urinary tract infections. But since it has high amount of oxalic acids, medical advice needs to be taken and also keep a watch on the amount that you consume.
Helps Prevent Anemia
Sorrel has high iron content which is essential for hemoglobin formation. Thus sorrel leaves help prevent anemia.
Helps Control Hypertension
Helps Cure Insomnia
Sorrel leaves contain compounds which help induce sleep and thus help cure insomnia. Take a few sorrel leaves .To it add water, grated ginger and cinnamon powder. Boil and strain the mixture. Have this tea daily to combat insomnia.
Reduces Bad Cholesterol
Helps Fight Cancer
Good For The Bones
Sorrel leaves have high amount of calcium which is good for the bones. Sorrel leaves are therefore good for people suffering from arthritis and it is also very beneficial for women above the age of forty. It helps prevent osteoporosis.
Good For The Hair
Useful In Treatment And Prevention Of Scurvy
Useful In Curing Skin Infections
Sorrel leaves are rich in vitamin C and they also have anti microbial properties. They are therefore very useful in treating skin infections and also help reduce problems like skin dryness and itching.
Good For The Eyes
Useful In Weight Loss
Helps In Detoxification
Sorrel leaves contain antioxidants, flavanoids and protocatechuic acid which help in the removal of toxins from the body and thereby sorrel leaves help in the detoxification of the body.
Helps Cure Constipation
Gives A Boost The Immune System
Sorrel leaves have high amount of vitamin C which helps boost the immune power of the body. It also has anti bacterial properties that help the body fight infections better.