Common nettle ( Urtica dioica ) is not just a weed that can grow in your garden. The plant can be used in the form of tea or infusion - it has a nice mild herbal taste. Nettle also contains many vitamins and minerals such as iron, vitamin C and potassium.
The plant occurs in gardens, forests, by rivers or lakes, and even along roads. Often thought of as a weed that stings if you touch it, stinging nettle is much more than just a weed. It is characterized by a rich composition of biologically active substances.
What is common nettle good for?
The nettle has many properties. The plant is used for cooking, among other things, for soups, perhaps because the herb is actually rich in nutrition and contains vitamins B1, C, E, and K, as well as phosphorus, manganese and calcium. Stinging nettle has a natural and healthy taste, and is well suited to a cup of herbal tea. It is also said that nettles have a blood forming and cleansing effect on the body.
Do nettles have any side effects?
It is recommended to drink up to three cups daily to ensure the beneficial effects of this plant. Stinging nettle also has blood sugar-lowering properties, so people suffering from diabetes cannot use the herb without consulting a doctor.
Dosage: ½-1 teaspoon of herbs per cup of boiling water. Let it boil for 10 - 15 minutes.
Drink up to three cups daily.
Storage: Store dry, dark and well sealed.
Country of origin: Poland
Stinging nettle has blood sugar-lowering properties, so people suffering from diabetes cannot use the herb without consulting a doctor. Pregnant and nursing mothers should also consult a doctor before using stinging nettles.
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