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.
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.