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17 Great Sources of Iron

Burdock plant - rich in iron

Below are a list of foods that are good sources of iron.

1. Anamu (Guinea Hen Weed)
Not only is it rich in iron, it is also used for cleansing the body of harmful organisms and stimulating the immune system.
Used to make teas, tinctures and extracts.

2. Blue Vervain
Used to soothe the nervous system, detoxify the body, reduce inflammation, stress and depression and protect the immune system.
Used to make teas, tinctures and extracts.

Blue vervain herb
Blue vervain

3. Burdock
Known as one of the best blood purifiyers, it has diuretic properties, which means it aids the body in removing toxins through the urine.
Use root as vegetable, drink as tea (root, leaf, flower) or add herb powder to smoothies.

4. Callaloo (Amaranth, Jamaican Callaloo)
Also a good source of potassium and calcium. Callaloo is also rich in antioxidants and is a great immune booster.
Leaves and stems can be cooked, blended into smoothie or added to raw salad meal.

5. Chickweed
Used as an astringent, for kidney complaints, has anti-inflammatory properties and helps to combat obesity.
Can be used to make tea, tinctures and extracts.


6. Concansa (Cancansa)
Also contains a high concentration of Potassium Phosphate. It is anti-inflammatory, used to soothe menstrual cramps, prevent heart attack, reduce pains and alleviate headaches.
Can be used to make tea, tinctures and extracts.

7. Dandelion
Among its many uses include curing anaemia, cancer, liver disorders, diabetes, urinary disorders, acne and jaundice.
Leaves can be cooked or added to smoothies or a raw meal. Root taken in capsule or used to make tea.

8. Elderberries
Improve vision, boost the immune system, improve heart health; coughs, colds and flu symptoms. It is also used for bacterial and viral infections.
Prepare it as a tea (dried berries) or blend it into a shake.

9. Kale
Also high in calcium. It is an anti-oxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Can be cooked or added to smoothies or a raw meal.

10. Lamb’s Quarters
Also used for scurvy (preventing or curing), skin disorders – including vitiligo, also stomachache and diarrhea.
Can be cooked or added to smoothies or eaten raw.

Lamb's Quarters - souce of iron
Lamb’s Quarters

11. Lily of the Valley
Rich in iron fluorine and potassium phosphate. It’s used as a diuretic, cardiac tonic (heart failure, irregular heartbeats), breast cancer, kidney stones and addressing central nervous system.
Can be used to make teas, tinctures, extract, infusions and essential oils.

12. Purslane
Used to strengthens the immune system, build strong bones, diarrhea and intestinal issues.
Can be cooked, added to smoothies or eaten raw.


13. Sarsaparilla
Has high content of iron. Blood purifier. It is used for treating kidney diseases, psoriasis and other skin diseases, fluid retention; and for increasing sweating and also rheumatoid arthritis.
Can be used to make teas, tinctures and infusions.

14. Sarsil Berry
It is the berry from the plant of the sarsaparilla. It has a high concentration of iron. It calms the central nervous system (ionisation), gives energy and strengthens the immune system.
Used to make juices. Dried berry can used to make teas, extracts and tinctures.

15. Sea Vegetables / Sea Weeds (eg. Seamoss, Bladderwrack, Wakame, Dulse, Arame, Hijiki, Nori)
Theses are rich in minerals. They can be used to improve overall health, as a tonic for the body and also to detoxify the body.
Can be added to smoothies or cooking or taken in powdered form.

16. Stinging Nettle
An astringent, diuretic, used for prostate, BPH (Benign Prostatic

Hyperplasia), urinary problems (infections, inflammation) and also kidney stones.
Used to make teas, tinctures, can be taken in powdered form.

17. Yellow Dock
Blood cleanser/purifier, liver cleanser, detoxifies the body, STD, scurvy, respiratory issues
Use to make teas, tinctures, take in powdered form.

If you are taking medication, please seek the advice of your physician or an experienced herbalist before taking any of these herbs.

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4 thoughts on “17 Great Sources of Iron”

  1. Hello, my name is Antoinette Smiley. I need to know were can I find these foods. I live in Fort Worth, TX, and we have a lot of common grocery stores but not that I know of Health Grocery Stores. So needing a lot of help if you can to find these foods right here in Fort Worth, TX. I’ve googled a lot of places, and not very successful. PLEASE HELP!
    Food sources I’m trying to find;
    Dandelion greens
    Lams Quarters
    burdock plants
    Sarsil Berry
    Blue Vervain
    Yellow Dock
    Taraxacum Officinale

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