Iron Tonic

This Iron Tonic is a combination of herbs noted for their high iron content and for their success in increasing iron levels in the blood. Because they are in plant form, they are more easily digested, absorbed and assimilated by the body than are synthetic forms of iron supplements.  Each herbalist seems to have their own version of some sort of iron tonic blend.  Here is mine.



  • ½ cup fresh, chopped dandelion root (or ½ ounce, dried)

  • ½ cup fresh, chopped yellow dock root (or ½ ounce, dried)

  • 1 cups fresh, chopped nettle (or ⅓ cup, dried)



  • Put all in quart jar.  

  • Fill jar with almost boiling water.

  • Cover tightly.

  • Infuse for 4-8 hours.

  • Simmer liquid off to 1 cup liquid (¼ of original)

  • Stir, turn off heat, cool.

  • Strain

  • Add ½ cup of blackstrap molasses

  • May preserve with a splash of brandy.

  • Store in refrigerator.

  • Use 1 to 2 tablespoons daily. 

  • This tonic tastes very nice in hot water.

  • Taking it with 250 mg. of Vitamin C will help to better absorb the iron and make it more available to the body.

  • An iron tonic is typically taken in the morning.  It can be taken in the afternoon when energy is waning,
    but not too late in the day or the added energy may inhibit sleep.

Why do I share my recipe when I also sell it?

Because I believe every person who wants to make their own herbal products should be able to do so.
But if you don't want to make it yourself, please consider buying it from me. Check out my products page.