🌿☀️Good morning peeps, I hope you enjoyed this summer weekend!😆So, back in August we harvested lots of stinging nettle from two plants, that grow on our terrace. So many people don't know, that the stinging nettle is a powerful healing plant you can use for several health issues. You can use the leaves – fresh or dried – for tea and also the dried seeds. 🌿
It contains especially flavonoids, amins and lots of minerals like kalium, potassium or iron. Already in the 1. century the greek doctor Dioskorides used the fresh leaves as a plaster for septic sores or the juice against nosebleeding. The dried or fresh leaves, drunk as a tea, excite kidney activity and boost your metabolism. They also work diuretic and detoxifying. It's antispasmodic characteristics are very helpful if you suffer from indigestion and stomach cramps. 🌿
Stinging nettle also has antiinflammatory qualities, that help with urinary infections, gout, rheymatic pain or hives. I use it because of my chronic gastritis and irritable digestive System. Means, I drink tea every day in combination with other herbs like sage, lemon verbena, balm and Co. If you drink the tea as a real treatment, then you should drink 3 cups a day for 6 weeks.