'For rheumatism: gather dock leaves, carefully dry them and bind them around the affected joint.'
Thorncombe, Dorset, 1986
Colwyn Bay, Clwyd, 1992
'My late mother-in-law... used to boil the roots of young docks to produce a liquor which was drunk to "clear the blood" of people suffering with boils.'
Bishop's Hull, Somerset, 1998
Dock is used to treat cuts and rashes, and by practitioners of herbal medicine to treat skin complaints, constipation, ringworm and gingivitis (inflammation of the gums).