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).

Nettle
Chickweed
Red clover
Comfrey leaf
Raspberry leaf
Oatstraw

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.

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

15 comments

Richard E Cooley
Richard E Cooley3 years ago

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

Tamara r Pearlman

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??

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago

Thanks for the information.

Jennifer C.
Past Member 4 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Nimue Pendragon

Thanks :)

Gypsy Willow
Jamie Willow4 years ago

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.

Marcia Machado
Marcia Machado4 years ago

Thanks.

Michele G.
Past Member 5 years ago

Thankyou :)

Megan S.
Megan S.5 years ago

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

K s Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

Thanks for the article.