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Amazing Nettle

Amazing Nettle

NETTLE

Contrary to popular opinion, the common nettle is more than a pesky, stinging weed. It has — since ancient times — been an important source of food, fiber, and pharmaceuticals.
Did you know nettle fibre was once used to make fabric, strong ropes and fishing nets?!

Benefits:
- blood purifier
- internal and external bleeding
- mucus congestion
- skin irritations
- water retention
- diarrhea
- help nursing mothers produce milk
- stimulate the digestive glands of the stomach, intestines, liver, pancreas, and gall bladder
- relieves rheumatism in both people and animals
- gargle for mouth and throat infections
- acne and eczema
- healing burns
- scalp conditioner, will make hair soft and glossy

It's also high in Iron, Vitamin C & A, B1, B3, B6, B complex, Vit K, Vitamin D and Potassium!

Yes, it can sting if you touch it without thick gloves, but it's so worth growing (in a container if you want to contain it) for the benefits... it's an amazing herb!
(very handy for us with colds going around atm! )

If you get 'stung', rub the area with crushed dock, plantain or calendula leaves, or the crushed leaves of the nettle plant itself!

To make a tea, pick approx 1 tablespoon of fresh herb, place in a small pot, add 1 cup of boiling water, lid on top, and leave for 10-15 minutes. Strain and pour into a cup, with a little honey if you want.

Or add to soups or a hot bath!

Posted: Thursday 7 June 2018