Yellow dock root is also known as curly-leaf because of the shape of its leaves but is so-named because it produces a long, yellow taproot that resembles a carrot.
The dried, powdered root is rarely encapsulated, but it is frequently used to make poultices and infusions for minor skin irritations. Powdered yellow dock root is also applied directly to the skin.
Yellow dock is an herb. The leaf stalks are used in salads. The root is used as health support. Yellow dock is used for pain and swelling and the respiratory tract and as a laxative and tonic.