Sorrel is widely used in the Caribbean and has been consumed for over 100 years. Its traditionally been used for reducing sudden and ongoing pain and swelling (inflammation) of the nasal passages and respiratory tract, for treating bacterial infections and for increasing urine flow (as a diuretic).
Sorrel is high in vitamins and minerals with powerful antioxidant properties. It may aid in regulating blood pressure, it may help maintain vision health, may be a good source of iron, may assist in boosting heart health. Sorrel is high in fiber, which can promote regularity. It contains polyphenolic acids, flavonoids (which gives it the deep rich red color), and anthocyanin.
Nutrition in Sorrel: Vitamins in sorrel include vitamin A (5320 IU or 106% of your daily recommended intake), vitaminC (64mg or 106% of your daily recommended intake), and folate (about 4% of your recommended daily intake). You'll also get small amounts of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6.