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Monday, October 17, 2011

Herbal Iron Syrup

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
6 cups water with
1/2c yellow dock
1/2c alfalfa
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

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