Red sorrel

Red sorrel

Red sorrel contains high amounts of vitamin C and several B vitamins, in addition to calcium, potassium, magnesium, and a small amount of phosphorus. The bright green leaves also contain
phytochemicals, flavonoids such as quercetin, that are powerful antioxidants. Sorrel is used for reducing sudden and ongoing pain and swelling (inflammation) of the nasal passages and respiratory tract, for treating bacterial infections along with conventional medicines, and for increasing urine flow (as a diuretic). Sorrel is also an ingredient in the herbal cancer treatment Essiac.
 
Botanical name: Rumex sanguineus