Benefits of Nettle Tea

Stinging Nettle
Urtica dioica
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How could I over look stinging nettle? Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) or common nettle is a herbaceous perennial flowering plant, native to Europe, Asia, northern Africa, and North America, and is the best-known member of the nettle genus Urtica. The plant has many tiny stinging hairs called trichomes on it’s leaves and stem, which act like needles that inject histamine and other chemicals that produce a stinging sensation when humans and animals brush up against it.

However, nettle has a long history of use as a medicine and food source. When harvested with gloves and long sleeves then cooked or soaked in water the stinging sensation disappears. Stinging nettle has a flavor that is like spinach when cooked but also dried and used as a tea as well.

Stinging nettle is rich in vitamins A, C, D, iron, potassium, manganese and calcium. I have always heard that stinging nettle tea is good for those suffering from anemia and need to increase their iron intake. Although I do not have any proof,  I do know friends who claim that due to the minerals and vitamins in stinging nettle the tea can help to enrich and ensure a healthy flow of milk for breast feeding mothers. However, stinging nettle tea is still delicious to drink for anyone who just likes to have variety in their tea drinking life style.

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