Sorrel (Rumex scutarus)
The common type (R. acetasa) comes true from seed,
but the French broad-leaved kind is best propagated
by division of the roots in spring or autumn. Plant out
15 inches apart. Light, rich soil and full sun.
Cultures around the world have been growing and using sorrel for centuries, in everything from soups and salads to vegetable side dishes and the creation of strong tea.
Some of the health benefits of sorrel include its ability to boost eyesight, strengthen the immune system, improve digestion, build strong bones, increase circulation, increase energy levels, help prevent cancer, reduce certain skin conditions, lower blood pressure, increase appetite, slow the aging process, protect against diabetes, strengthen heart health, and improve kidney health.