Thursday, October 29, 2020

Top 10 Mineral Rich Herbs

The numbers listed are based on per ounce of weight. This list of mineral rich herbs is easily used in infusion making, tea, and every day use. I've avoided hard to process herbs to give you an easy way to extract the benefits from each one.

Alfalfa has 255 mg calcium. Alfalfa is water soluble and best used in an infusion method.

Burdock root has 150 mg of magnesium and 4 mg of iron. Burdock is best used in an infusion method.

Cacao has 150 mg of magnesium. We use cacao in our baking, smoothies, and cooking. Rarely do I make a tea with it but it is marvelous when added.

Dandelion leaf has 1200 mg of calcium, 850 mg of potassium and 25 mg of iron. Dandelion leaf makes an incredible tea or pesto for clean eating.

Horsetail has 535 mg of calcium, 125 mg of magnesium, and 2750 mg of silica. If you harvest it locally in the Pac NW, be sure to not touch your eyes after. The silica spreads everywhere. Great for use in any infusion recipe.

Nettle leaves have 825 mg of calcium, 245 mg of magnesium, and 500 mg of potassium. Nettles are one of the rare plants that are both water soluble and alcohol soluble. Uses include infusions, cooking, and tinctures.

Oat Straw has 405 mg of calcium, 340 mg of magnesium, mg of potassium, and 1020 mg of silica. I always use oat straw in my daily infusion along with alfalfa. The two make a comprehensive mineral presence.

Red Clover flowers have 370 mg of calcium, 100 mg of magnesium, and 565 mg or potassium. Red Clover blossoms are also rare in that you can use them in both tinctures and in infusions.

Yellow Dock root has 2 mg of iron but the energy of yellow dock root in your infusion releases stored iron from your body into your bloodstream. Yellow Dock is also both a great decoction plant and I use it in my oils and salves for topical use. Oil brings out the properties beautifully.

Learn more about minerals in herbs and plants?

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