Stinging Nettle

Ah, the stinging nettle. Very misunderstood as a weed. This plant has so many benefits! This herb is a diuretic and laxative. It can treat prostrate diseases including prostrate cancer. Used directly on the hair, it can prevent baldness. This herb also relieves allergies and treats respiratory issues such as asthma, bronchitis, and sinusitis. It can be used to treat ulcers, intestinal inflammation, hemorrhoids. This herb increases testosterone in men. It can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease, ADHD, and anemia. Fresh stinging nettle can be used as a poultice to stop bleeding wounds. The herb lowers blood pressure and can be used as a blood thinner or blood purifier. It improves skin. Fresh nettles can also treat arthritis when applied to affected areas. The herb can be used as a detox. This herb also treats urinary tract infections, bladder and kidney problems, and gout.

Contains: high amounts of Vitamins A, B, C, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and zinc

Cautions: Not for children or diabetics. It can be used by nursing women to increase breast milk and is okay for pregnant women as well. Do not take with blood thinners or blood pressure medications. Do not drink too much tea for long periods.

Directions: It can be dried to make tea. Drink plenty of water with this tea. Fresh and dried nettle can be cooked, eaten, and used as a poultice. Only drink 1 cup a day till body is accustomed to it then up to 4 times daily.

1 cup boiling water with 1 tsp dried nettle OR 2/3 cup boiling water of 3-4 tsp of dried nettle. Add cinnamon stick or honey for flavor.