Burdock, dandelion, and red clover partner with nettle in this simple detoxifying, nourishing herbal blend. I use this decoction as a light spring detoxifier and whenever I feel the stress of life starting to weigh me down or as a fall cleanser to help me shift back into the rhythm of the colder months.

Ingredients

1 part burdock root
1 part dandelion root
1 part nettle
1 part red clover

Equipment

  • 1 mixing bowl
  • 1 spoon
  • a resealable container large enough to hold the finished product
  • a label

Procedure

  1. Pour the herbs into the mixing bowl and gently stir them with a spoon. Try not to break up the plant parts since this will release the essential oils.
  2. Pour the mix into a resealable container.
  3. Label the container with the name of the mix, ingredients and date mixed.

Storage and Use

Store this decoction blend in a sealable container. To make, or decoct, your blend, add a tablespoon of it to a quart of water and simmer it over medium heat for 20 minutes. Pour the simmered mixture into a heat-safe, sealable, non-reactive container, such as a canning jar, and let it stand for up to a day on the counter or three days in the refrigerator. Drink it by the cup through out your day, adding a dropper of tincture of Cleavers to each cup if you like.