Nettles are very nourishing and blood building.  They relieve toxins, hot flashes, allergies and anemia–a wonderful addition to the diet.  

I brew up a large pan of nettle tea in the spring and leave it out on the counter to drink at room temperature.  If you find the flavor of nettles a little boring try adding in a sprig of peppermint or lemon balm.  My daughter, Clara, loves it it mixed with blueberry tea.

 

Nettle Tea
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Servings Prep Time
1 serving 3-10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 serving 3-10 minutes
Nettle Tea
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
1 serving 3-10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 serving 3-10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: serving
Instructions
  1. Just making a cup of tea. Boil water.  Place nettle leaf in a tea ball or in muslin tea bag. Steep for 2-3 minutes for a lighter tea.  6-10 minutes for stronger infusion. Add the leftover leaves your compost or garden.
Recipe Notes

Healing benefits--treats allergies, gout, edema, anemia, eczema, diarrhea, adrenal exhaustion.  Check out Nourishing with Stinging Nettles.

Energetics: Sweet, salty, cooling, drying. Enters, Lung, Kidney, Liver, Heart, adrenals, and nourishes yin.
Primary Season: Spring

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