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Three Bone Tea Recipe

Three Bone Tea Recipe

Although the name implies some of the ingredients in this tea could be bones, the truth is the primary ingredients are three bone-healing herbs. Boneset and comfrey have special affinity for healing bones while nettle is chock full of the nutrients bones need to grow. Together, they make healing broken bones easier for bodies young and old. The other ingredients in this mix are flexible, and mostly there to help improve the flavor; boneset is a mighty bitter herb. 

This tea blend can be given to children and adults as well as a variety of animals.



  • 1 part nettle leaf, dried
  • 1 part comfrey leaf, dried
  • 1 part Boneset, dried
  • 1 part elderberries, rosehips, hibiscus, mint, or any combination thereof.


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


  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

Keep your tea blend in a sealed jar in a cool, dry place, like your pantry. Use the cold infusion or hot infusion method to make your tea using a quarter cup of tea blend for each quart of water. Or, make your tea a cup at a time using a tablespoon of tea for every 8 to 10 ounces of water.

Take two to three cups of Three Bone tea daily to help repair broken bones. For children, adjust the dosage based on the child’s age and body weight. Add honey or a bit of fruit juice to sweeten this brew, too. It can be a trifle bitter, especially to young or tender palates.

This tea blend can be given to animals who are healing broken or damaged blends as well. Try mixing an ounce or two of brewed tea or half a teaspoon of dry tea blend per 20 pounds of body weight into your companions daily food. If your friend will take it, you can also try adding the brewed tea to his or her water. Monitor carefully to ensure your friend does actually keep drinking a healthful amount of water each day.

Candace Hunter

Candace Hunter is a self-taught herbalist and artist who never, ever practices on guinea pigs in part because her family and friends are generally up to the job. She is co-author of The Practical Herbalist's Herbal Folio series and author of Herbalism for the Zombie Apocalypse. She edits The Practical Herbalist website and Practical Herbalist Press publications. She has also recently entered into the field of podcasting with reckless abandon. Listen to her on Real Herbalism Radio today, see her work at, or find her on Facebook at Candace Hunter Creations.

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