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Building Better Bones With Herbs

Building Better Bones With Herbs

Nourishing herbal infusions are exceptional sources of bone-building minerals, according to master herbalist Susun Weed. She believes that “calcium-rich plants and moderate exercise build strong flexible bones. Hormones and calcium supplements build thick, rigid bones that break easily.”

Learn which herbs are rich in calcium, and how to make your own bone-strengthening herbal infusions, here:

Calcium-rich herbs (as recommended in Menopausal Years).

Red clover
Comfrey leaf
Raspberry leaf

How to make your own herbal infusion:
An infusion makes enough of a drink for a few days. The ideal container to make them in is a quart mason jar, although pint jars are fine, too, just use half the amount of herb.

1. Place a handful of herbal mixture in the clean mason jar.
2. Fill the jar with boiling water.
3. Cover and let set. For roots and barks make sure to let the mixture steep for at least 8 hours. For leaves, steep for at least 4 hours. The longer the steeping, the better, except for when infusing flowers, when you want to steep them for no longer than 2 hours.

Read more: Health, Alternative Therapies, Natural Remedies

Inspired by Menopausal Years, by Susun S. Weed (Ash Tree Publishing, 2002).

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3:47AM PST on Jan 24, 2013

Some good ideas, it's better to get our needs met by natural foods rather chemicals.

12:25PM PST on Jan 22, 2013

Good article. Our ancestors used herbs for just about everything medicinal. Has the ease of a multitude of pharmaceutacals led us in the wrong direction??

1:57AM PST on Jan 21, 2013

Thanks for the information.

5:30AM PDT on Sep 10, 2011

Thanks for the article.

8:24PM PDT on Jun 23, 2011

Thanks :)

12:23PM PDT on Jun 19, 2011

This is great, definitely something I'll have to try, I'm always worried about my bones as I always hated milk growing up, and later went on to be vegan, I doubt I get enough calcium.

2:37AM PDT on Jun 9, 2011


9:44PM PDT on May 20, 2011

Thankyou :)

6:44AM PST on Jan 25, 2011

I wish I could buy herbs, but they're so expensive... :(

3:46AM PST on Jan 25, 2011

Thanks for the article.

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