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The following are Rosemary Gladstar's formulas:

Liver/Endocrine Tonic Tea
3 parts sassafras root bark
2 parts sarsaparilla root
1 part dandelion root
1 part licorice root
part yellow dock root
part wild yam root
part cinnamon bark
part ginger root
Pinch of stevia for sweetening (optional)

Use one tsp. of mixture per cup of water or four to six TBS per quart. I always make a quart of tea at a time. Add herbs to cold water and bring to a slow simmer over low heat. Simmer for 20 minutes. I steep overnight. Strain and store.

Liver/Endocrine Tincture
1 part yellow dock root
2 parts dandelion root
1 part pau d'arco
1 part vitex berries
2 parts hops
1 part kelp
1 part licorice root
1 part wild yam root

To tincture, use chopped up root or powdered root. Measure out the portions and mix. Place in a clean dry jar. Cover with 80 proof vodka or vinegar, and make sure all the herb is covered and then add 3 more inches. Put the jar in a dark place. I cover the jar with a brown paper bag and leave it on the counter next to the stove so I don't forget to shake it once a day. Let it steep for four to eight weeks. The longer, the better. At the end of the time, strain, label and store in a dark place. Keep it away from light and heat. The label should have all the ingredients and the date. Don't go overboard. A little goes a long way. Tinctures are taken in drops under the tongue. Take the equivalent of tsp of tincture three times a day.