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.
What is nettle good for?
Stinging nettle leaf is a gentle diuretic, helping the body to process and flush away toxins. It flushes the kidneys and bladder to prevent and soothe urinary tract infections. Nettle tea is ideal for sodium induced water retention and high blood pressure
Can you drink it at night?
Stinging nettle is a popular home remedy for arthritis, seasonal allergies, and many other conditions. I mostly tend to drink it at night before bed. Allow to steep at least 10 minutes, and up to 24 hours, before straining. Consider preparing the tea before bed in a saucepan with the intention of overnight steeping
Is nettle tea Good for your liver
Liver health: Nettle’s antioxidant properties may protect your liver against damage by toxins, heavy metals and inflammation ( 34 , 35 ). Natural diuretic: This plant may help your body shed excess salt and water, which in turn could lower blood pressure temporarily.
Is nettle tea good for lungs?
As a lung tonic nettles has been used for asthma, mucus conditions of the lungs, and chronic coughs. Nettle tincture is also used for flu, colds, bronchitis and pneumonia.
Is nettle tea good for anxiety?
There is also evidence that nettle can help with mood disorders including anxiety and depression. Nettle roots help the body to maintain more beneficial forms of testosterone.
How much nettle infusion should I drink?
Nettle infusions are, ultimately, nutritive foods. While they have many benefits, it’s wise to drink the amount that feels right to you. Even as little as a cup of nettle infusion every few days still conveys many nutritive benefits. Some sources recommends up to two liters a day
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