What’s the deal with Nettles? They are fucking amazing that what!
Urtica dioica or the common name Stinging nettle, is a perennial flowering plant that has been used medicinally for ages, it dates back to Ancient Greece. Today, stinging nettle can be found all over the world and grows best in nitrogen-rich soil, it has heart-shaped leaves, that sting like a bitch if you brush past them or worse fall in them!
So why do you want to get involved with this herb? Well this list of nutrients might make you think about this beaut of a plant differently it is loaded with vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, B5, calcium, iron, folate, potassium, magnesium, phosphorous, selenium and zinc! Who needs multivits after that little lot?!
It is a wonder herb for women because drinking just a couple of cups of this a day over the week before and during your bleed helps you to replace a load of nutrients that are lost. If you have a heavy bleed it helps stop that flooding that can happen when you get up and think the world had exited south side. So it replaces and regulates, and just in 2 cups a day.
I would recommend every woman have these tea bags in their cupboards. It’s safe to drink during pregnancy, again when iron can be an issue and this doesn’t bung you up a treat like the tablets will ladies. It also helps in the milk production department because it is so packed full of goodness.
It’s a natural antihistamine, helpful for allergies and asthma, as it’s a natural anti-inflammatory. It is an all over tonic that supports the kidneys, digestive and circulatory system. It really does give everything a wonderful boost.
Every women I work with is told to pop out and get involved with nettle tea, it tastes ‘green’ a bit like green tea only softer, it’s caffeine free and sometimes peppermint is added to the mix which is also very pleasant.
I have been drinking it now for ages and they are my go to every time for a hot drink around my period. It has helped so much, I don’t feel so tired, bloated or have the dreaded flood gates. I drink it all the way through the month because well why would you not to be honest!
I think it’s safe to say that you will never look at nettles in the same way
So if you aren’t supping this brew what’s the mater with you get on it!