Contraction. - Rum.

Rumex crispus. Nat. ord., Polygonaceae.

Fig. - Eng. Bot., t. 1998.

Curled Dock, Yellow Dock.

Habitat. - Road-sides, ditches, and waste places throughout Europe and Russian Asia. Abundant in Britain.

Flowering time. - Summer.

Part employed. - The fresh root.

Characters. - Boot spindle-shaped, yellow. Stems 2 to 3 feet high, with few branches. Leaves radical ones, long, narrow, much waved or crisped at the edges, 6 to 8 inches long, upper ones smaller and narrower, gradually merging into bracts. Flowers in numerous whorls. Inner segments of fruiting perianth, broadly ovate, and one at least bearing on its midrib a coloured tubercle or grain.

Time for collecting. - When flowering commences.

Preparation. - Tincture, corresponding in alcoholic strength with proof spirit.

Reference to Horn. Proving. - Hale's New Remedies.

Proper forms for dispensing. - φ and lx, Tincture only. 1 and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.