This is my first try at making an healthy vinegar herbal infusion, it was so easy to do.
I mixed up a batch of nettle, red clover blossoms, dandelion and clean egg shells in with some apple cider vinegar. According to Susan Weed’s Old Sourpuss mixture recipe I am to let it set for about 6 weeks. But here’s Susan Weed’s (Wise Woman Ways) recipe:
Old Sour Puss Mineral Mix
Red Clover Blossoms
Clean bones (I guess from fish, chicken or beef) may be used or clean Eggshells
Fill a quart/liter jar with one (or more) of these calcium rich herbs, using fresh plant material.
Pour in the pasturized apple cider vinegar (not with the mother in it) over the herbs until jar is completely full. Cover with plastic lid or if you have a metal lid cover opening with wax paper then close lid over it and let sit for 6 weeks. But it’s important if possible not to use a metal lid at all.
Use this calcium rich vinegar as a drink before your meals by mixing a tablespoon in up to one cup of water. Those in need of iron, add a tablespoon of blackstrap molasses to the water too. (this adds 150 mg more calcium)
This is great for adding to salad dressings, soups and any lentil or bean dishes.
Vinegar dissolves calcium and other minerals and holds it in the solution, ready for ingestion. A tablespoon of this vinegar supplies about 150-200 mg of calcium. Taken before or with your dinner, this increases digestibility of the minerals in your meal.
*Old Sour Puss is good for you so drink up!
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