Sheep sorrel is widely regarded as a noxious weed with 45 of the fifty states reporting it as an intruder, but the small, creeping plant has a long-standing reputation as a beneficial herb. Sheep sorrel does have some culinary value as a garnish and a tart flavoring agent in salads and soups, and is one of the main ingredients in Chinese hot and sour soup.
Warning: Individuals with a history of kidney stones should use this herb cautiously.
Latin Name: Rumex acetosella
Common Names: Common Field Sorrel, Common Sorrel, Red Top Sorrel
Origin: United States
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