Nettle Leaf - Stinging nettle, as the name implies, is armed with tiny hair-like stingers that inject histamine and other inflammatory chemicals when brushed against. Strangely enough, Nettle is also a highly sought-after source of nutrition. When cooked or dried, its stingers fall off. The dried leaf is commonly used in herbal tea blends, and frequently encapsulated or tinctured.
WHAT YOU GET:
1/4 lb. (113 grams)
Gillian McKeith, author and television show host of You Are What You Eat, recommends in her book "Slim for Life" 3 to 4 cups per day of nettle tea as it "boosts metabolism and is a natural appetite suppressant."
German soldiers wore uniforms made from nettle during WWII due to a cotton shortage.
Nettle Tea Recipe:
- 1 teaspoon dried Nettle
- 2 cups almost boiling water
- honey to sweeten
Heat water and reduce to simmer and steep for approx. 5-10 minutes. Strain and sip. Delicious fragrant and calming.
To get the most mineral release, it is suggested to allow the nettle to steep in the water for up to 10 hours. Bringing the water to a boil and allowing it to cool pulls more of the minerals out of the plant.
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