• 1 ounce ginger root
  • 4 ounces rhodiola (optional)
  • 1 ounce fresh-cut ginseng root (white or American)
  • 1 ounce licorice root
  • 1 ounce cinnamon bark
  • 1 ounce sarsaparilla
  • 1 ounce organic orange peel
  • 1 organic vanilla bean or 3 teaspoon vanilla bean extract
  • 1 ounce dried yohimbe
  • 1 ounce muira puama
  • 1 ounce dried horny goatweed
  • 4 cups vodka
  • 1 whole ginseng root


  1. Combine all ingredients, except whole ginseng root, in a large jar. Let steep for 2 weeks.
  2. Strain into a glass bottle, and add whole ginseng root. Cork bottle.

Dosage: 1 tablespoon, 15 to 20 minutes before activity.

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.