When infused in boiling water, the roots and leaves give out the special healing properties and transfer them to the tea. Serve with a few slices of lemon to enhance the over all taste and effect. Sweeten with honey if desired.
Stinging nettle is beneficial during pregnancy due to its rich mineral value and vitamin K, which guards against excessive bleeding. It is also a good supplement to strengthen the fetus. It is used during labor to ease the pains, and will increase milk production in lactating women. Stinging nettle is often recommended for pre-menstrual syndrome because of its toxin-ridding activity. When the liver is sluggish, it processes estrogen slowly, contributing to the high levels that cause or aggravate PMS. It acts as a restorative remedy during menopause, and the astringency of the herb helps in excessive menstrual flow.
As a diuretic, stinging nettle increases the secretion and flow of urine. This makes it invaluable in cases of fluid retention and bladder infections. It is also anti-lithic and nephridic, breaking down stones in the kidneys and gravel in the bladder.
Now here are the following nettle tea's more well-known health benefits:
Cleanses the blood
High in vitamins A and C
Improves liver and kidney functions
Eases coughs and other respiratory problems
Relieves diarrhea and constipation
Frequent use of nettle tea, a cup or more daily, rapidly relieves and helps prevent water retention. Nettle is a superb nourishes of the kidneys and adrenals. Stinging nettle contains natural antihistamines and anti-inflammatories that open up constricted bronchial and nasal passages and eases hay fever symptoms. Nettle is a very nourishing herb, containing 300 mg of calcium, and other vitamins and minerals including considerable amounts of the mineral boron, which can double levels of the hormone estrogen circulating in the body and help with short term memory. Nettle stimulates mothers milk, is safe to use anytime during pregnancy, and restores a woman's energy postpartum.
Nettle tea fights coughs, tuberculosis and asthma;
Nettle tea counters arthritis, rheumatism, tendonitis and other disorders of the muscles and joints;
Nettle tea combats a variety of intestinal disorders;
Nettle tea fights skin problems;
Nettle tea fights allergies like eczema, and hay fever;
Nettle tea is used to treat urinary tract infections