Yellow dock root?

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Obsidian

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Anyone have experience with yellow dock root? I know its supposed to make a pink color but the one time I used it, it turned a ugly brown. I used a tea to replace all the water.

I have a half pound or so of coarsely chopped root and I need to decide if its worth keeping or if I should just toss it?
 

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I've seen that post, it was the reason I got the yellow dock in the first place. Maybe I should go ahead and try infusing some oil with my chunks, see if I have better luck.
 

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when I made my carrot soap I chopped them up and steamed them in the microwave to soften a bit and put them in a mesh bag to soak in the warm oils I was going to use - perhaps that would work in this case for dock?
 
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