I wouldn’t be surprised if you haven’t had sorrel before because it’s not nearly as commonplace as many other greens, but if you lived in the European Middle Ages, this green herb would likely be used to add a sour yet tasty punch of flavor to your latest meal. However, this was before Europe knew citrus fruit. Sadly, sorrel lost its culinary attraction to the lemon back then, but in recent years it has been making a culinary comeback.
Present day, not only is it added to salads, soups and sauces, but it’s also an essential ingredient in anticancer tonics like Essiac tea! Also impressive — sorrel is a nightshade vegetable commonly used as a natural herbal treatment for infections and inflammation of the sinuses and respiratory tract. So what is it, and why should you consider adding it to your routine? Let’s explore.