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Stinging Nettle Iron Supplement

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All ingredient and supplies needed to make this recipe:

2 parts yellow dock root
2 parts nettle leaf
2 parts red raspberry leaf
1 part dandelion leaf
1 part dandelion root

(this is a very complete syrup when it comes to vitamins and minerals, but if you really just need the iron and want to save the $$, you can just make it with yellow dock and dandelion roots and the ingredients below)

water
molasses
honey
a jar

step 1. Measure out 2oz by weight of your herb mixture (in a pinch, two big handfuls) per quart of water that you’re using.

step 2. Bring your water to a boil, add your herbs, and turn down to a medium-low simmer.

step 3. Simmer uncovered until the liquid is reduced by half (different stoves/pans vary, but 2 quarts boiled down to 1 quart for me in about 50 minutes–make sure not to burn it!)

step 4. Fill your jar halfway full with 3 parts molasses to 1 part honey - experiment with taste here, but there should always be more molasses than honey because it is a very good source of iron)

step 5. Strain the decocted (boiled and reduced) mixture, and fill the other half of the jar. (So it’s one part sweet, one part liquid)

step 6. If you aren’t pregnant and are just taking this for the iron, you can add a dash of brandy to preserve it.

step 7. Stir or shake to mix the molasses, honey, and decoction, and then pop it in the fridge.

Preventative dosage: Take 1 to 2 tablespoons a day. Acute dosing: 2 to 6 tablespoons a day. Take with Vitamin C to increase absorption