Did you know that Nettle (Urtica dioica or Urtica urens) is a superb spring tonic herb? Yes folks, there is so much more to it than its nasty sting.
Nettle is one of our favorite plants, it's bursting with minerals and vitamins and works with our body in so many positive ways. All those minerals and vitamins make it particularly good for women who are menstruating and as an ally as we age. They are safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Rich in minerals and vitamins: A, B2, C, E, K, calcium, magnesium, potassium, silicic acid, iron, selenium, zinc, manganese & copper
Nourishes and supports adrenals
Great for bladder
Rehydrates dry vaginal tissues
Eases sore joints
Good for skeletal system
Stabilises blood sugars
Supports immune system
Nourishes and strengthens nervous system
To make your nettle infusion place a heaped spoon of nettle in a teapot and add almost boiling water. Cover - sealed it really well so all those healing volatile oils don't escape with the steam. Allow to brew for at least 5-10 minutes. We make a big pot and then drink it throughout the day - it gets stronger and stronger as the day goes on but that is a good thing!