While there are many recipes for high-iron herbal preparations, this one is easy and kid-friendly. And I'm finally making it.
At 1 a.m.
With my trusty side-kick, he-who-sleeps-little.
Well, when life hands you lemons, make lemonade, right? Or in this case, when life hands you a toddler screaming at midnight, play with herbs.
Let me not digress.
Here we have
1/2c yellow dock
3/4c raspberry leaf
3/4c dandelion leaf
Which we simmered till the liquid was reduced by about half. Or so. I maybe rushed it just a tad. Ahem. It was 1a.m.
We strained and added 1and1/4 c honey (1:2 honey to liquid ratio). Then, for every 2c of that syrup, we added 1/4c cherry juice concentrate. You can use whatever fruit concentrate you can find, but not frozen concentrate. The bottle will look something like this:
Bottle and label. Is it super-yum? No. Is it way better than Floradix? YES. Take 1-4 Tablespoons daily to combat low iron.
"People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one."
~Leo J. Burke