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How to Make Yellow Dock Tea for Anemia

Yellow Dock Tea for Anemia

Yellow dock is synergistic with several other herbs, including burdock root. I like to add ground burdock, when I have it on hand, for a more delicious brew. The vanilla extract is added to the decoction because the alcohol in it helps pull the healing properties from the yellow dock root. The vanilla flavor makes the drink more palatable.
Course 3 x daily, Beverage, Breakfast
Cuisine American, European
Keyword anemia, iron, remedy, tea, yellow dock, yellow dock root
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 15kcal
Author Megan
Cost .75


  • saucepan
  • strainer



  • Boil 4 cups water, yellow dock and vanilla for 15 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat, stir in burdock and cover.
  • Allow the brew to steep for 30 to 60 minutes.
  • Add remaining 2 cups water and reheat to serve.
  • Pour through a strainer. Sweeten to taste with honey or stevia.


Variation with dandelion, nettles and molasses:

  1. Use 8 cups water total.
  2. Boil 6 cups water. Add 3 Tablespoons dandelion root with the yellow dock root and vanilla (follow recipe above).
  3. Stir in 3 Tablespoons nettles with the burdock.
  4. Add 1 Tablespoon molasses with your sweetener of choice.


Calories: 15kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 23mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 9mg