This herb has been used for many, many years. In olden days the root was employed for treatment of cancer, leprosy, bleeding from the lungs and bowels, and form rheumatic conditions. It is also helpful in dyspepsia, chronic bronchitis, ulcers and conditions affected by the spleen and lymphatic glands.
Externally, this herb is used for ulcers, hard tumors, and eruptive skin diseases. For which the root of Yellow Dock is bruised and put into a poultice.