Garden Weed Tincture
Here’s a great way to turn a morning’s weeding into something really useful – a whole body tonic to improve your health generally!
Cleavers stimulates the elimination of metabolic waste via the lymphatic system and kidneys/bladder. Dandelion is a tonic food & detoxifier to the liver & gallbladder. Nettle is a super-food packed with vitamins & minerals and helps eliminate waste via the kidneys/bladder (diuretic). Curled dock stimulates the bile – bowel axis aiding elimination. Burdock is a blood purifier (alterative/depurative).
Cleavers, aerial parts
Dandelion, leaves & roots
Nettle tops and roots
Curled dock roots
Chop the herbs and put them in a large, wide-mouthed jar, packing them in fairly tightly. Pour on enough vodka to cover them and leave for a month, shaking occasionally. Strain off. Bottle & label.
Dose: 1 teaspoon 2-3 x’s daily.