1 tablespoon hawthorn berries to enhance the cardiovascular system and regulate blood pressure
1 2 1/2 to 3 year-old echinacea root to enhance immunity
1 teaspoon parsley root to support kidney function
1 teaspoon licorice root, optional (not recommended for hypertension), ginger root may be substituted
1 dandelion root to enhance bowel function
1 tablespoon gotu kola leaves (fresh is best) or 1 tablespoon basil leaves or flowers.
Simmer hawthorn, echinacea, parsley, licorice, and dandelion in 2 cups of water for 30 minutes, covered.l Remove from heat and add gotu kola or basil. Steep, covered, for 10 more minutes. Strain and sip one cup daily.