You have probably heard about nettle and its healing properties.
Nettle is used for cleansing the body, strengthening the immune system, helps in the treatment of almost all diseases or problems that have to do with the word – blood, and ultimately helps the entire body … and much, much more!
Nettle blooms from June to September and harvested during flowering, or just before. Experts say that the mature nettle is more healing of the young, because leaf reaches its full healing powers in time just before flowering or at the beginning of flowering.
Many people consider nettle literally weeds because it is a plant that grows almost everywhere and (meadows, forest, mostly in rich soils) it is recommended not to harvest nettles that grow near the road, because like many plants and nettles absorbed many harmful substances.
Regardless of all its curative properties nettle is not consumed fresh as in sensitive individuals can harm the kidneys. Many people prepare it in the way as they do with spinach or chard, but it has beneficial effect in soups or as a tea. Of course nettle can also be used dried.
Healing properties of the nettle:
Nettle treated: strengthens immunity, anemia, bladder stones, gout, sciatica, rheumatism, stops the inner and external bleeding, nettle purifies the blood and is useful for skin conditions, pimples and acne, hemorrhoids, open wounds on the skin, helps with lung disease, stomach, gall bladder, liver, asthma, jaundice, been proven to lower blood sugar levels, regulate low blood pressure, facilitates expectoration, prevents hair loss, stops bleeding, cleanses the blood, helps with headaches, digestive problems (because of the large proportion of potassium in their composition acting diuretic) stasis of urine, viral and bacterial diseases, anemia, severe blood diseases, constriction of blood vessels, fistulas, fungal infections of the nails, eczema, fatigue, cancerous growths of the stomach, it is recommended for treating infections in the mouth, mouth ulcers or inflammation of the gums …. Isn’t enough?!
Here’s a simple way to prepare tea of nettle, which you can drink or use as a compress.
If you are preparing tea of freshly picked nettles, then chop about 50 grams of leaves and boil them for 15 minutes in 1 liter of water. Let it stand for at least 8 hours, then feel free to consume it. And if you dry the nettle prepare it like any other natural tea in boiling water put nettle tea and leave for 10 to 15 minutes to stand.