You can drink this herbal tea hot or cold. Sweeten, as you desire. You can also mix it with juice or add other herbs, such as peppermint, for flavoring.


1 part nettles (Urtica dioica)

1 part oat straw (Avena sativa)

1 part red clover (Trifolium pratense)

1 part alfalfa (Medicago sativa)

1 part rose hips (Rosa spp.)


1. Mix all the herbs together in a lidded container and store away from light and heat.

2. When you’re ready to mix a fresh batch, put 1 ounce of the dried herb mix (about 1 cup) in a clean quart-canning jar. Fill the jar with boiling water and cover with a lid.

3. After steeping for four hours, strain out the herbs. The infusion will last about three days in the refrigerator.

4. Pour the tea over ice and drink cold as refreshing dose of minerals and electrolytes.