Many people find it beneficial to use an iron tonic as needed. However, some people can become slightly anemic while menstruating when they are over-worked and not getting enough iron.
The most common type of anemia is iron-deficiency anemia. Anemia is a condition in which blood lacks enough healthy red blood cells. Red blood cells bring oxygen to the body’s tissues.
As the name indicates, iron deficiency anemia is due to insufficient iron. Without enough iron, the body can’t produce enough of a substance in red blood cells to carry oxygen (hemoglobin). As a result, iron deficiency anemia may leave one tired and short of breath.
Moreover, you can usually correct iron deficiency anemia with iron supplementation, like an iron tonic.
Iron Tonic Recipe
This simple iron tonic has been in my recipe collection for over 25 years and clients love it. You can make it with or without a sweetener.
Iron Tonic Recipe
Apple Cider Vinegar
2 parts Nettle- Urtica dioica
2 Parts Dandelion Root and Leaf- Taraxacum officinale
1 part Yellow Dock Root- Rumex crispus
1 part Red Raspberry Leaf- Rubus idaeus
Chop the roots.
Add the herbs to a canning jar, fill up to 2 fingers from the top of the jar, or 1 inch from the top.
Fill the jar with raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar. Place a lid on the jar. You may want to line the lid with parchment paper if the lid is metal.
Allow the vinegar to steep for 2 weeks, lightly shaking every day.
Strain, you can add honey to taste if you desire.
Suggested Dosage 2-4 tablespoons a day.
A part is any unit of measurement, just make sure you are consistent.
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