Stinging nettle, another miracle worker from mother nature. As the name implies, you may not want to hand pick this herb without gloves and protection, as it does have a “stinging” quality.
This herb is one of those “super herbs” that can re-generate and replenish protein, vitamins, minerals and nutrients your body is craving, and probably lacking. This plant can be found growing wild in nature, or you can purchase it at a local health food store. All parts of the plant are useful, roots, leaves, stalk and seeds.
To-day we will discuss the leaves, and the man ways you can use them to enhance your health.
The young nettle leaves are an excellent source of minerals, vitamins, and amino acids, which are protein building blocks. The stinging nettle is easily absorbed into the body, including the blood, lymph, hormones and neurotransmitter’s. this means an increased ease and energy in many of your body systems.
It will improve the function of your circulatory system, immune, endocrine, nervous, and urinary systems.
This plant is very high in calcium, magnesium, chlorophyll, chromium, selenium, silicon, and many other minerals which the body can absorb and use in an efficient way. This calcium will not turn to stone in your body, because it is blended in with the other minerals to create a balanced proportion of minerals, vitamins and proteins for absorption.
Here is a list of health challenges Stinging Nettle can support and nourish:
– stabilizes blood sugar (moods be gone)
– re-balance metabolism (weight be gone)
-reduce fatigue and exhaustion (energy be here-yeah)
– restore adrenal function (hot flashes and stress and moods – be gone)
– reduce headaches.(ah-relief)
– stiff joints-hardened arteries – poor memory (be gone)
– kidney pain, bladder and urinary problems
– diabetic water retention, kidney stress from insulin…and the list goes on and on and on.
One miracle plant from Mother Nature.
Stinging Nettle, and yet so many benefits.
How to make a simple Stinging Nettle Infusion:
Use one ounce dried leaves or two handfuls of cut-up leaves, and place in a quart/liter jar.
Fill the glass jar to the top with boiling water, stir with a spoon, put the lid on and let it steep for four hours at room temperature.
The leaves contain the potent healer chlorophyll (which also promotes milk production for breast feeding moms).
Long steeping extracts all the chlorophyll as well as the vitamins, minerals, and other medicinal components of the leaves. Steeping in a closed lid jar keeps the water-soluble vitamins from escaping in the steam.
Drink 2-3 cups p/day for 4-6 weeks, watch your hair shine as well as all of the other benefits this simple plant can give to you.
Have you ever tried Stinging Nettle? Post below, I’d love to hear from you.
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