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.



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  • 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.


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Safety Notes: red clover has blood-thinning properties and should be avoided by people on heart medication or blood thinners. Discuss your use of herbs with a health-care provider if you have a serious health condition or are taking medication.