Iron is lost by the body through a variety of ways including: urination, perspiration and exfoliating of old skin cells – like when you’re dry brushing. Bleeding contributes to further loss of iron which is why women tend of have a higher demand for iron than men. Since our bodies can’t produce iron itself, we need to make sure we consume sufficient amounts as part of our daily diet.

This is a wonderful herbal elixir to help increase your iron, especially for women, before and during the menstural cycle.

Recipe From: Meadowsweet Wellness, Chelsea Boyd Gibson



  • 500g Organic Blackstrap Molasses *Rich in Iron, Calcium, Magnesium + Manganese*
  • 2 Tbsp Dried Nettle leaf  *High in Iron + Vitamin C*
  • 1 Tbsp Dried Yellow dock root *Increases bile output, assists in digestion + absorption of minerals, gentle laxative effect*
  • 1 Tbsp Dried Ashwaganda *High in Iron*


Preparation Method

  1. Add 1.5 cups water to a pot and add the Yellow dock & Ashwaganda. Note – Because it is the root of these plants we are using they require more time to simmer away.
  2. Allow these to simmer for up to 20 minutes in the pot.
  3. Then add the Nettle leaf, remove from the heat and cover with a lid. Allow the nettle to infuse into the pot with the other herbs for at least 10 minutes.
  4. Strain the herbs from the tea and add the tea back to the pot and put on the stove on very low heat.
  5. Add the molasses and stir. Allow this syrup to heat gently for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and let cool.
  7. Store the syrup in glass jars and keep refrigerated.


Add 1 Tbsp / day to:

  • Morning smoothies, steel cut oats + fresh fruit
  • Stir into water and drink as an iron boosting tea
  • Try combining with homemade salad dressings

*This elixir is NOT recommended for pregnant women*