• 6 figs
  • 2 ounces yellow dock root (available in natural foods stores and online)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable glycerin (or honey or dehydrated cane juice)


  1. Combine ingredients in a pot. Simmer, covered, on low heat, until the mixture has reduced by about 1/2. Strain and squeeze into a glass jar.
  2. Combine with an equal amount of vegetable glycerin (about 1 1/2 cups)

Dosage: 10 to 15 drops, taken in water.

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Amanda McQuade Crawford, host of What a Relief!, is a medical herbalist consultant, improving quality control within the natural products industry. She is the author of two popular books on women’s health, “The Herbal Menopause Book” and “Herbal Remedies for Women” and a contributing author to two recent books on natural medicine: “The New Menopause Book” and the text “Traditional Medicines for Modern Times: Antidiabetic Plants.” She currently explores for urban weeds and grows an organic herb garden in the wilds of Los Angeles.