Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Benefits of Nettle Tea

Nettle tea is one of the standard teas that we consume in our home.  It is an extremely nourishing tea that can be consumed by adults and children alike.

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Some of the benefits of nettle tea includes:

*rich in minerals, including calcium, magnesium, and zinc
*rich in iron and vitamin C which helps the body to absorb iron
*gently cleanses the body from metabolic wastes
*gentle, stimulating effect on the kidneys
*can be drunk during labor to help ease labor pains
*acts as an antihistamine
*acts as a diuretic
*helpful in eliminating eczema with it's gentle cleansing actions

An infusion (see directions here), can easily be made with dried nettle leaves.  I often combine this with red raspberry leaf, lemon balm, or peppermint.

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