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.
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.
Diplomate, Asian Bodywork Therapy (Dipl. ABT NCCAOM)
Certified Holistic Nutritionist (CHN)
AOBTA Certified Instructor & Practitioner
I have been practicing and teaching since 1994. I maintain my private therapy practice at Pulse Holistic Health offer Amma Therapy, Holistic Nutrition therapy sessions and classes for the public. In 2016, I started teaching Amma therapy apprentices again. I write regularly and offer classes in continuing education and for the public.