Easy-to-Follow Recipe for Hoxsey Herbal Formula Tea with Red Clover

December 3, 2023 5 mins to read

In an earlier article I covered the health benefits of a herbal formula called the Hoxsey Remedy, which has been used for decades in both traditional and alternative medicine mainly for cancer. If you’re intrigued by the potential health benefits of Hoxsey’s Herbal Formula, particularly the inclusion of red clover, making your own herbal tea is a simple and safe way to enjoy it’s health benefits. Below is an easy-to-follow recipe for crafting a soothing Hoxsey inspired herbal tea blend, featuring red clover as the star ingredient.

Also be sure to check out my Alexa Anona Protocol for Cancer – a nutritional guide to cancer and an anti-cancer diet.


  • 1 tablespoon dried red clover blossoms
  • 1 teaspoon dried burdock root
  • 1 teaspoon dried licorice root
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried poke root (optional, see note)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried yellow dock root
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried buckthorn bark
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried cascara sagrada bark
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Oregon grape root
  • 4 cups of water
  • Honey or lemon (optional, for flavor)

Note: Poke root can be potent and should be used with caution. It may be omitted or used in smaller quantities.

Potassium Iodide

One often overlooked ingredient is potassium iodide. I recommend you consume this separately as it’s a readily available OTC (over the counter) supplement.


  1. Preparation of Herbs:
    • Begin by ensuring all your herbs are properly dried and stored. If you have fresh herbs, dry them thoroughly before use.
  2. Mixing the Herbs:
    • In a bowl, mix together the red clover blossoms, burdock root, licorice root, poke root (if using), yellow dock root, buckthorn bark, cascara sagrada bark, and Oregon grape root.
    • Stir the mixture to ensure an even blend of all herbs.
  3. Brewing the Tea:
    • Boil 4 cups of water in a large pot.
    • Once the water is boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer.
    • Add the herbal mixture to the simmering water.
    • Cover the pot and allow it to simmer for 15-20 minutes. This slow simmering process helps extract the beneficial compounds from the herbs.
  4. Straining the Tea:
    • After simmering, remove the pot from heat.
    • Use a fine-mesh strainer or a cheesecloth to strain the tea into a large bowl or pitcher. Ensure you remove all the herb particles to have a clear tea.
  5. Serving:
    • Serve the tea warm. You can add a small amount of honey (unpasteurized or manuka honey is best) or a squeeze of lemon for added flavor.
    • The tea can be stored in a refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat gently before drinking. You could probably also freeze chunks and thaw, but I prefer freshly made, to prevent potential degradation or loss of nutrients over-time.
  6. Dosage:
    • It’s recommended to start with one cup per day to see how your body reacts, especially if you are new to herbal teas. Remember that more it’s necessarily better…you can cycle this with other anti cancer foods and herbs as part of an anti cancer diet.

Important Considerations

  • High Quality & Organic Herbs: Pesticides and herbicides are highly toxic and can contribute to cancer. So always source organic herbs from reputable suppliers to guarantee their quality and purity.
  • Consultation with Healthcare Provider: Before starting any new herbal remedy, especially one with a complex herbal blend like Hoxsey’s formula, it’s crucial to consult with a healthcare provider and someone knowledgeable about herbs, like a naturopathic doctor. This is especially important if you have existing health conditions or are taking medications.
  • Pregnancy and Nursing: If you are pregnant or nursing, it’s advised to avoid this herbal blend as some ingredients may not be safe.

Final Thoughts | Conclusion

Enjoying a cup of homemade Hoxsey Herbal Formula Tea with Red Clover, is a relaxing and enjoyable way to reap the health benefits of this controversial herbal formula. Start with a small amount to test for sensitivities, and if at any point you feel unwell on the formula, stop and contact a healthcare professional. While the formula itself is controversial and lacks testing, it’s individual ingredients like red clover and burdock root have several studies on their various anti-cancer properties. This Hoxsey herbal tea could be a great part of a cancer fighting diet. Hope you enjoyed this page our of natures pharmacy. Be sure to check out my Alexa Anona Protocol for Cancer – a nutritional guide to cancer, as well.

As a disclaimer it’s best to work with a naturopathic doctor especially if you have pre-existing health conditions. With a complex herbal formula like this it’s best to check for interactions your pharmacist, as they know far more than your doctor about meds.



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