Did you know that the sorrel plant is also cultivated for the production of bast fiber from its stem? The fiber can be used in making cordage for burlap.
In India, it is primarily cultivated for its bast fibers. But has also been used in folk medicine as a diuretic and mild laxative. The leaves are mixed with green chillies, salt and some garlic to prepare a chutney which is served with sorghum or millet made as a flat bread. This is eaten by farmers as breakfast to start their day. The leaves