When we feel depleted, the most simple and effective thing we can do is nourish ourselves. The blood is a living river of nutrients upon which all organs and systems of the body depend. While the health of our blood is not something modern peoples give much thought to, it is foundational to our vitality and longevity. Replenishing the minerals in the blood on a regular basis is a recipe for good health—particularly for folks who menstruate. We nourish the blood by eating mineral-rich foods, getting plenty of aerobic exercise, and consuming blood-building herbs.
Nutritive herbal syrups are a staple in my home apothecary. Molasses is my sweetener of choice, as it contains iron, magnesium, calcium, selenium, and B6 which all need to be consumed regularly for optimal health.
This syrup is one I always take with me when I travel and recommend to anyone who is experiencing increased stress or a period of transition. It tastes delicious, is easy to prepare, and lasts for months in the fridge. I recommend making the full recipe and giving a bottle or two away to your favorite friends who could use a boost!