yellowdock

Yellow Dock & Dandelion Root Syrup

This syrup can be made throughout early autumn and into the early winter. The combination of root herbs: Yellow dock, Dandelion & Burdock, that are used for this syrup recipe are especially good at helping with seasonal transitions, and have been found to be beneficial for those needing liver support and blood cleansing for cases of severe anemia.

Yellow Dock & Yellow Dock root (above)

Dandelion Root (above)

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Yellow Dock root
  • 1 part Dandelion Root
  • 2 slices of Ginger
  • 1 Cinnamon stick 
  • ¼ part Local Raw Honey 
  • ¼ part of Molasses

Preparation:

  1. Use 2 teaspoons of fresh root mix ( 1tbsp. dried root) with every ¼ liters of water, and decoct (simmer) until water volume is reduced by half. 
  2. Strain into sanitized airtight glass jars
  3. Add ¼ parts honey and ¼ part molasses to sweeten and preserve the syrup, then stir together with clean spoon
  4. Tightly close the lids, Label with name of herb and the date, and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 months (maximum shelf life)

Dosage:

  • For Seasonal Allergies & Climate Transitions: Take 1 Tablespoon/ 2x a day for one month. 
  • For Liver Support and Severe Anemia: Take 1 Tablespoons/ 2x a day for 3 months, or as otherwise directed by your healthcare specialist.

Year of Magic Day 29: Yellow Dock. Oh the magic of urban weeds! “Weeds” often have incredible health benefits, we can learn so much from their resilience. Weeds can also teach us about the soil- I often find in Yellow Dock likes soil that isn’t draining well. I like working with the root of this plant to get iron into the body. My favorite way to do this is to make a syrup with the roots, it is helpful for when folks are anemic or low in iron. I pulled so much Yellow Dock out of our new garden tonight, I’m excited to show you this project! Thank you Eli for gardening with me today, what a lovely treat! #yellowdock #herbalmedicine #urbanmedicine #yearofmedicine #shootingstarbotanicals