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Dr Sebi’s Iron Plus – How To Make Your Own

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Dr Sebi in many of his lectures stressed the importance of iron. He noted that it was impossible to get sick when one has adequate amounts of iron in the diet. Why? Because iron feeds the blood and the blood is conduit that supplies oxygen to the brain and the entire body.

He told us that iron is the only magnetic mineral on the planet and it being magnetic, it pulls other minerals to it. Therefore, a herb or plant that is rich in iron, would have adequate amounts of other minerals in balanced proportion.

It is also important that the plants used for iron supply are non-hybrid, electric plants.

Below  is information on how to make a version of  Dr Sebi’s Iron Plus formula. I do not know the exact ratio in which the herbs were used.  In this version we assume equal proportions.


Medium to large pot (depending on how much you want to make). The pot should preferably be glass or clay; if you don’t have either,  use stainless steel, but the previous two are preferred.

NOTE: Please don’t use aluminium or cast-iron pots. These will allow the oxide form (rock form of the mineral) to seep from the pot and into the formula.

CONSIDERATION: If you don’t have glass, clay or stainless steel pot, cook your herbs slowly in a Pyrex dish in your oven.

Dr Sebi's Iron Plus
Dr Sebi’s Iron Plus

Old Formula (Iron Plus)
Main Ingredients
– Cardo Santo
– Contribo
– Hombre Grande
– Bugleweed
– Governadora (Chaparral)

New Formula (Iron Plus)
Main Ingredients
– Chaparral
– Blessed Thistle
– Contribo
– Quassia
– Ortiga
– Bugleweed


Ingredients Ratio/Proportions

  • Use 2 tsp cut herb to 1 cup water
  • For ground herbs use 1 tsp herb to 1 cup water

New formula:
12 tsp herb (herbs combined 2 tsp ea.), with 6 cups water [cut herbs]
6 tsp herb (herbs combined 1 tsp ea.), with 6 cups water [powered herbs]

Step 1: Soak the herbs in a pot.
Remember: Use preferably a clay or glass pot with a cover. If you don’t have either you can use a stainless steel pot.
Wash the herbs and let them sit in the water for about 15 minutes.

Step 2: Cook the herbs.
Put the pot with herbs on the stove and bring it to a boil. Once it starts boiling, lower the heat and let it slowly cook for at least 20 to 30 minutes.

Step 3: Turn off the stove and let it sit and cool.
Strain and bottle.


3 tablespoons, three times daily or more.

NOTE: Bottle and drink as is. If the taste is too strong, water down a bit (just add a bit of water). It is preferable to have on an empty stomach.

The Main Uses of the Herbs

Cardo Santo (Blessed Thistle/Holy Thistle) – used as a digestive tonic, blood cleanser, cancer, stomach ulcers, delayed menstruation, vaginal infection and menopause symptoms.
Contribo (Birthwort/Duck Flower)** – used for colds and flu, stomachache and indigestion.
Hombre Grande (Quassia, Amargo) – used for fever, parasites, head lice, ulcers, stimulating digestions, treating malaria, increasing bile, and kidney stones and gall stones.
Bugleweed (Ajuga) – used for anxiety, sleep disorder, protecting the heart, respiratory conditions and increasing healing potential.
Governadora (Chaparral) – used for cancer, diabetes, acne, respiratory issues, skin conditions, and arthritis.
Blessed Thistle (Holy Thistle, Cardo Santo) – used for debility, breast pain, flatulence, cancer, PMS, cardio tonic and memory enhancing.
Ortiga (Nettle/Stinging Nettle) – used for allergy symptoms, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, PMS, prostate enlargement, arthritis, asthma, bladder infections, bronchitis, bursitis, gingivitis, gout, hives, kidney stones, laryngitis, sciatica, tendinitis and hair.

Worth noting

This approach (outlined above) can be adapted to making other liquid formula such as the Bio Ferro. You can increase actions of individual herbs by adding more of that particular herb. For example, instead of adding 1 tbsp of stinging nettle, you might just add 2 if you want to increase the action of that particular herb.

The old fashion way

Get a big pot of water and add a handful of each herb (if you have loose herbs) to the pot and proceed as instructed above.

** Use contribo according to recommended dosages. Please read more about contribo here.

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22 thoughts on “Dr Sebi’s Iron Plus – How To Make Your Own”

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  1. Hi Julie,
    I am in love. In love with the Lord for allowing me to find your site, in love with you for what you do and in love with me for a chance to do better. Thank You for all you do.

  2. The Sebi website has different ingredients than mentioned in this article. Guess it changed. What should I use , below are the
    new ingredients:
    Blue Vernvain
    Hombre Grande
    Palo Guaco

  3. Hi Julie,

    How are you doing, it been a while I always come to your site for inspiration.

    A quick question can I use similar herbs with properties to recreate the recipe?

    Also with your steps after soaking the boil .i.e the solution must boil?


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