Stinging Your Way to Health?!?
Stinging nettle is an amazing herb. It can be enjoyed in your kitchen as a marvelously nutritious soup or used as a medicine to help lower blood pressure, balance blood sugar, soothe arthritic and joint pain, or to treat skin conditions such as eczema.
Stinging nettle is a tonic herb with a long history of being used to treat a wide variety of ailments. She’s safe to use and tasty! You’ll want to revisit this herb again and again.
Nettle Also Known As: Stinging Nettles
Main Organs/Systems: Lungs, Prostrate, Bladder
Key Actions: Decongestant, Antihistamine, Anti-inflammatory, Diuretic, Immune Enhancing, Mild Laxative, Astringent.
Key Medicinal Uses: Arthritis, eczema, gout, anemia,
enlarged prostate, high blood pressure, cholesterol, manage
blood sugar, improve appetite, allergies, hay fever,
constipation, urinary tract infections, kidney stones, balding,
aching muscles, improve immune system function, memory,
unwanted weight loss.
Heart shape, finely-toothed leaves that taper to a point and are
covered in fine stinging hairs. The flowers are green in long, branched clusters. Male and female flowers can be found on one plant, but usually
a plant will bear either male or female flowers which bloom from June to Sept. Nettles are now naturalized across the globe. It likes temperate climates, preferring shady regions with moist soils.
The leaves are edible. Stinging nettles have a flavor similar to spinach
and cucumber when cooked. Gather them with gloved hands and
soak them in water to remove the stinging chemicals before cooking
and eating. Only eat stinging nettle leaves before the flowers appear.
Beyond that time, they can cause internal irritation, especially of the
Stinging nettle stimulates the circulatory system and blood flow. To
stimulate blood flow and improve circulation, take a Nettle Infusion or Tea. For general circulatory problems, take a combination of nettle and plantain.
Stinging nettle leaves are used to help prevent baldness.
Ease Nettle’s Sting
The sting of a nettle can be cured and eased by rubbing the
afflicted area with rosemary, mint, or sage leaves.
Treat an Enlarged Prostate
The roots are used successfully to treat the early stages of enlarged prostate.
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1 Tablespoon dried nettle leaves, crushed and 1 cup boiling water
Pour the boiling water over the nettle leaves and allow it to steep for 8 to 10 minutes. Strain and drink twice daily.
Healthy Heart Herbal Tea
2 fresh nettle leaves, 1 fresh plantain leaf, 1 cup water, 3 fresh mint leaves
- Bring the herbs and water to a boil and reduce the heat to a simmer.
Simmer for 3 minutes.
- Allow the herbs to steep for 10 minutes while the tea cools. Drink it hot before breakfast and lunch.
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Arthritis, Rheumatism, Gout Pain and Inflammation
Stinging nettle treats rheumatism, gout, and other inflammatory
conditions. It suppresses inflammation, flushes toxins from the body
and helps reduce the pain of these conditions.
For these conditions I recommend Nettle Infusion internally, twice a day. A compress made by soaking a cotton pad in nettle tincture and placing it over the painful joint is also helpful.
Eczema and Skin Inflammations
Both the tincture and infusion of stinging nettle are useful for treating
eczema and other skin inflammations.
Burns, Insect Bites, and Wounds
I use a double strong Nettle Infusion as a wash to treat burned skin, sunburns, insect bites, wounds, and other skin irritations. Make the Nettle Infusion recipe using 2 tablespoons of dried or fresh nettle leaves. Use the cooled liquid to wash and treat these conditions, allowing it to dry on the skin.
Stinging nettle, Frank Vincentz – Own work, CC by SA 3.0
The Lost Book Of Remedies
Women with heavy uterine bleeding and other menstrual problems benefit from two doses of Nettle Tincture daily.
Sprains, Cramps, Tendinitis, Sciatica
Muscle cramping and injuries and nerve pains benefit from the application of a compress made by soaking a cotton pad in Nettle Tincture and applying it over the affected area. Fasten it in place for best results.
Infused Nettle Oil, applied directly to the hemorrhoids help shrink the inflamed tissue and reduce the pain.
Anemia, Cardiac Insufficiency, Swellings, Enlarged Spleen and as a Whole Body Tonic
For serious conditions such as these, I use fresh nettle juice prepared by soaking and blending the whole fresh plant. Take two ounces of this juice, 3 times daily.
To stop the bleeding, have patients inhale the powdered leaf as a snuff.