Stinging Nettle Latte

by Melissa West on February 1, 2017

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Stinging Nettle Latte


Today we are going to make an incredibly nourishing tea. Nettle is a widely available herb that strengthens and supports your entire body. Nettle is known as a tonic in the herbal world. It strengthens the body as a whole. Nettle is a gentle herb that has a mild, yet profound effect on your entire body. Nettle will nurture and nourish your body. It will support growth and renewal.

The word nettle comes from the word needle which speaks to the plants needle like sting. It is harvested in the spring and early summer.

Because nettle is so chlorophyll-rich it will strengthen and support your whole body, particularly your digestive, respiratory, urinary and glandular systems.

Its antihistamine properties will help with sneezing and itchy watery eyes.

If you have eczema it is said to be beneficial.

Nettle is helpful to relieve the inflammation of arthritis, gout, and kidney irritation.

Nettle makes a great tonic for anaemia.

Kidney is a spring tonic and cleansing herb since it acts as a blood purifies. It helps with the efficiency of your kidney and liver. It is a mild laxative and diuretic.

For women, the leaf juice is an excellent remedy for PMS water retention. It is also good for excessive bleeding during menstruation.

Nettle is said to help highly sensitive people stay connected to the earth and their feelings. It promotes a feeling of reconnection and grounding after being overwhelmed by too much input. It will allow you to process and absorb energetic information and input and input in alignment with your capacity to integrate it. It will help to heal the alienation that comes from the fear of being hurt. (Steve Johnson author of The Essence of Healing, founder of Alaskan Flower Essence Project)

If you keep chickens, adding dried nettle to your chicken feed will increase egg production. 🙂

Stinging Nettle Benefits

Stinging Nettle has an incredible number of medicinal uses:

  • Inflammation of your joints such as arthritis
  • Gout
  • Anemia
  • Exhaustion – it will build energy when you are overworked and over tired.
  • Menstrual difficulties
  • Skin problems
  • Because of its antihistamine properties it is good for colds and Hay fever, it will also help with respiratory infections
  • Antispasmodic – relaxes muscles
  • It is a diuretic so it helps your body rid itself of excess water and salt through your urine
  • It helps to promote the flow of milk for lactating mothers

Nettle is high in iron and calcium. Also protein, potassium, chlorophyll

Recipe for Stinging Nettle Latte

1 Mug Full of Almond Milk of Milk of choice
1 Tbsp Ground Dried Nettle
1/4 tsp Ground Cardamom
1/4 tsp vanilla
1 tsp coconut oil
Sweetener to taste

Directions : Grind your dried nettle in you high speed blender. Place the nettle and remaining ingredients in a pan on low heat to warm. Add to high speed blender to froth. Pour into mug and enjoy. 🙂

 

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