Herbs! Get your iron from mother earth.
As Sunsen Weed says: Wild food for wise women.
Yellow Dock builds strong blood. Strong blood, boosts your energy, gives you clarity of mind, prevent muscle cramping. Strong blood promotes circulation, boosts metabolism and immunity.
These are recipes from Sunsen Weed to help replenish iron levels. This iron-rich tincture or vinegar will support your system along with a healthy and whole iron-rich diet (see a 3-day meal plan here), the healthiest way to get your iron levels back!
- 50g yellow dock root
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp brandy
Put in a pot the yellow dock roots with 1 liter of water. Let the herbs simmer, on low heat for a few hours, until the water has reduced to 1 cup. Strain out the plant material and add the honey while the water is still very hot add the brandy (optional for conservation). Mix well and store in the fridge. It will last for a couple of months.
If you want to avoid alcohol, you can make medicinal vinegar.
- 50g yellow dock roots
Easy! Chop fresh Yellow Dock roots, put on a jar and cover completely with vinegar. Let it sit for 6 weeks. Give it a shake once a while.
For any of these tonics take 1-2 tbsp every day.
Beware that iron levels take time to replenish. So you should be checking your blood with your health care professional every 3 months.
Other green blood builder allies: Dandelion leaves, Red Clover blossoms, and Plantain leaves