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Stinging Nettle

 

Stinging Nettle Fact Sheet

Stinging Nettle originated in the colder regions of Asia and Europe but now grows all over the world. 

The plant typically grows between 2-4 feet in height and blooms from June to September with heart-shaped leaves, pink or yellow flowers and thrives best in nitrogen-rich soils.

Health Benefits

Detoxification – helps cleanse the body of harmful toxins.

Diuretic – neutralizes toxins in the body so that they can be quickly eliminated.

Improves Gut Nutrient Uptake – ensures that digestive processes operate smoothly.

Stimulates Lymphatic System – strengthens the structures that absorb fluids which are diffused from blood vessel capillaries into surrounding tissues.

Improves Symptoms of Anemia – by improving the quality of red blood cells in the body.

Hair, Skin, Nails – improves the layer of living tissue below the epidermis which forms skin, blood capillaries, nerve endings, sweat glands, hair follicles, and other structures.

Rich in Vitamins – A, C, D, K plus complex B vitamins with high levels of amino acids.

Rich in Minerals – iron, potassium, manganese, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, silica, iodine, silicon, sodium and sulfur. 

Reduces Pain of Arthritis – old farmers remedy – pick fresh nettle leaves and rub into hands or where ever arthritic pain is troublesome.  The sting from the nettles will reduce pain in joints.

How to Eat, Cook, Prepare

  • Eat Raw,
  • Cook like Spinach or Kale - Use in Salads, Stews, Casseroles, Quiche....
  • Juice, Blend, Add to Smoothies
  • Make into a Cold or Hot Tea,
  • Freeze or Dry for use during winter months

Most powerful source of iron and protein than
 any other vegetable or plant food.

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