Mrs Goodness' Homemade Iron Tonic


  • 15 g nettle leaf
  • 15 g dandelion root
  • 15 g yellow dock root
  • 10 g rosehips
  • 10 g astragalus root
  • ΒΌ C organic blackstrap molasses
  • 2 Tbsp vodka (to preserve)


  1. Measure out the dried herbs into a small saucepan and cover them with about 500-600mL of boiled (filtered) water. Leave them to steep for approx. 8 hours or overnight.

  2. Bring the herbs and liquid to a low simmer and reduce the liquid by half so you have around 250mL left. To strain the herbs out, I drape a piece of muslin cloth over a sieve and pour the hot liquid through and into another saucepan. Let it drain and cool down a bit so that you can squeeze all the liquid out of the herbs.

  3. Return the saucepan to a low heat and add 1/4 cup of blackstrap molasses. Stir to dissolve. Remove from heat and add 2Tbsp vodka to preserve. Pour into a sterilised bottle or jar and take 1Tbsp per day.