• 9 ounces brandy
  • 3 ounces blackberry root (available in natural products stores and online)


  1. Mix brandy and blackberry root in a glass jar. Let stand for 14 days, shaking daily.
  2. Strain and squeeze through cheesecloth.

Dosage: 5 to 20 drops, as needed.

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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.