Latin name: Rumex aquaticus L.
Botanical family: Polygonaceae
Growth habit: Herb
Vernacular name(s): western dock, yellow dock (Eng.)
patience occidentale, doche (Fr.)
osaw ochepihk, pikwataskopiwahtik (Cree)
Whole plant :Decoction used as a wash to treat joint pain [Metis 13].
Roots :Bruised or crushed and used in sores and abrasions [Ojibwa 44]. Root bark chewed and applied to serious wounds to stop bleeding and promote healing [Metis 13]. Used to treat high blood pressure and heart ailments [Dene 13].