BENEFIT OF STINGING NETTLE TEA


History

STINGING NETTLE (URTICA DIOICA) IS A HERBACEOUS PERENNIAL FLOWERING PLANT COMMONLY CALLED NETTLE. ORIGINALLY NATIVE TO EUROPE, MUCH OF TEMPERATE ASIA AND WESTERN NORTH AFRICA, IT IS NOW FOUND WORLDWIDE, INCLUDING NEW ZEALAND AND NORTH AMERICA. THE SPECIES IS DIVIDED INTO SIX SUBSPECIES, FIVE OF WHICH HAVE MANY HOLLOW STINGING HAIRS CALLED TRICHOMES ON THE LEAVES AND STEMS, WHICH ACT LIKE HYPODERMIC NEEDLES, INJECTING HISTAMINE AND OTHER CHEMICALS THAT PRODUCE A STINGING SENSATION UPON CONTACT. THE PLANT HAS A LONG HISTORY OF USE AS A SOURCE FOR TRADITIONAL MEDICINE, FOOD, TEA, AND TEXTILE RAW MATERIAL IN ANCIENT SOCIETIES SUCH AS THE SAXONS. (HTTPS://EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG/WIKI/URTICA_DIOICA)

RICH IN VITAMINS AND MINERALS SUCH AS IRON, CALCIUM, MAGNESIUM AND PROTEIN, NETTLE IS ONE OF THE MOST USED HERBAL PLANTS IN WESTERN HERBALISM. NOT ONLY IS NETTLE A NUTRITIOUS HERB, IT SUPPORTS OUR BODY IN BUILDING HEALTHY BONES, BLOOD, JOINT AND SKIN. FOR MANY ADVANCED REGISTERED HERBALISTS, IT IS THE PROVEN AID IN THE TREATMENT OF SOME COMMON DISORDERS.

 

Nettle Benefits

  • Anemia Support

  • Low Blood Pressure Aid

  • General Weakness Support

  • Arthritis /Joint Pain Support

  • Rheumatism Support

  • Respiratory Allergy Support

  • Asthma Support

  • Skin Disease (Eruptive) Support

  • Kidney Support

  • Edema

  • Adrenal¬†Support

  • Prostate Support

 

Brewing Guide

Dried Nettle: Add 8 ounces of boiling water to 1 tablespoons of dried nettle. Cover and steep for 5-20 minutes. 


Wellness Tea that includes Nettle: Add 8 ounces of boiling water to 1 heaping teaspoon of tea. Cover and steep for 5 minutes. 

booming nettle

Products Containing Nettle

                 

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