Nettle Leaf Tea (4 oz)
Nettle, or stinging nettle, is a shrub that comes from northern Europe and Asia. Its scientific name is Urtica dioica. The plant boasts pretty, heart-shaped leaves and yellow or pink flowers, but the stem is covered in tiny, stiff hairs that release stinging chemicals when touched.
The leaves, stem, or root from the nettle plant can be crushed and made into powders, tinctures, creams, teas, and more. While people have used it for centuries as an herbal medicine, modern research also supports many of the potential health benefits of nettle and nettle tea.
Nettle can be good for:
*Urinary tract health
*Arthritis and pain
*Blood sugar management
*High in polyphenols
* Promotes pain-free muscles and joints
* Warding off anemia
* Preventing and healing eczema
* Balancing blood sugar levels
How to make nettle tea:
With fresh leaves, experiment with the ratio of nettle to water you prefer, but a general reference is two cups of water for every cup of leaves. Here’s how:
Add water to the leaves.
Bring the water just to a boil.
Turn off the stove and let sit for five minutes.
Pour the mixture through a small strainer.
Add a bit of honey, cinnamon, or stevia, if you like.
Start out by only having one cup of nettle tea to make sure you don’t have any reactions to it.
Note: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please consult your physician before taking tea if you have any concerns and discontinue if you experience any unusual side effects.