|In this form, only give to your sworn enemy|
This suggested tonic is a hot blend of nettles, red clover, and red raspberry. The clover and raspberry are often recommended for pregnant women. I'm doing some gender co-opting with these herbs, I suppose. Maybe I'll name my tonic the Lawnmower Man. How patriarchal of me. Anyway, here are some details:
Nettles | Drinking a hot nettle tea helps keep that urinary tract and kidneys working properly. Nettles also naturally provide vitamins A, C, iron, potassium, manganese, and calcium. Nettles also strengthen adrenal, urinary, lung and kidney function as well as purifying, building and nourishing blood.
Red Clover | Red clover, another plant in my morning cocktail, also has numerous health benefits. Along with helping pregnancy, osteoporosis, and arthritis, it naturally (again) provides nutrients including calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, and vitamin C.
Red Raspberry | This herb packs in more vitamin C and A. It's another herb to aide in things I'll never really experience like pregnancy and osteoporosis, red raspberry leaves do alleviate with cold and flu symptoms. Of the three ingredients in my tonic, I'm most likely to find a substitute for red raspberry.
What does this taste like? It's not bad really. I follow Mary Poppins advice and drop a spoonful of sugar in my hot blend and I'm on my way to replacing the gallons of coffee I drink in the morning. hopefully.