Red Clover Vitamin Tonic
The blossoms of red clover are delicious, as any honeybee will demonstrate. This little wildflower makes a superlative tea, tasty and nutrient-rich by itself or combined with oats, nettle, violet, and mint, as in this tonic.
- Yield: Makes 1 quart
Photography: Jonathon Kantor
Source: Body+Soul, July/August 2005
- 3 teaspoons red-clover flowers/leaves
- 2 teaspoons oats, milky green tops (or oatstraw)
- 1 teaspoon nettle leaf
- 1 teaspoon violet leaves
- 2 teaspoons peppermint or spearmint
Pour 1 quart boiling water over herbs; cover and steep for 15 to 20 minutes. Sweeten with honey if desired. Drink 2 to 3 cups daily for tonic benefits.