Yellow Dock is an herb that boasts a good concentration of iron that is easily absorbed by the body, and also improves iron absorption in the intestines. You can find it in capsule form, but it is far more effective when prepared in liquid form (instructions below). Forget coffee, Monster drinks, Red Bull, or 5 Hour Energy. Yellow Dock is nature’s energy shot.
You may need a higher dosage than I recommend below at first, but there’s no harm in taking as much as you feel you need. At most health food stores you can buy it in bulk, and you can also get it online.
This formula revitalizes your blood supply, restores healthy iron levels, and helps to rid the blood of impurities. Many of my clients have had both their doctors and midwives check their iron levels while on this Yellow Dock preparation, and have seen their iron levels normalize in just a few weeks!
HIGHLY recommended during pregnancy and nursing or anytime you don't want to feel lousy.
Here’s how to prepare Yellow Dock as an oral supplement for anemia:
YELLOW DOCK IRON FORMULA
2 oz. Yellow Dock root, cut form 1 quart distilled water 2 tbs. honey, or to taste
Preparation: Put Yellow Dock into a glass quart jar and cover with boiling distilled water. Let sit overnight. The next day, empty the mixture into a saucepan and heat on the stove on low, uncovered. Let simmer until the liquid has reduced to about 1 1/2 Cups. Strain and squeeze through a cheesecloth or muslin. Add honey. Refrigerate.
Mixture keeps for up to a month in the fridge.
Dosage: 1-2 Tablespoon daily (or however much you'd like! I've been known to drink a 1/2 cup at a time)
Note: I’ll admit that Yellow Dock is NOT the most palatable of herbs. However, the benefits of feeling great are well worth it. Stick with it and eventually you will start craving it.