If you've signed up to any of my programs, you've probably come across "Nettle Tea" as one of your fluid requirements and wondered, 'Why Vee?'.
It’s important to know that stinging nettle can interact with several over-the-counter and prescription medications. It may lower blood sugar, and if used with diabetes medications, may cause the blood sugar to get too low. It may also decrease blood pressure, so taking with blood pressure medications may cause the blood pressure to get too low, as well.
Treats muscle and joint pain
Due to its natural anti-inflammatory and analgesic (aka pain-relieving) properties, nettles have been used for centuries to treat sore, stiff muscles and joints.
Boosts heart health
Soothes skin irritations
Boosts kidney, urinary, and prostate health
As a diuretic, nettles can promote healthy urination. The stinging nettle plant is used as a natural remedy for urinary tract infections, and to prevent kidney stones.
Strengthens immune function
Now, it only takes a couple of steps to make this tea at your home! So, follow the instructions here.
Generally, one cup of nettle leaves should be added to two cups of water to prepare this tea.
- 1 cup of nettle leaves
- 2 cups of water
- Honey, according to taste
- Boil 2 cups of water in a saucepan.
- Add nettle leaves to the water, reduce the heat and let it simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Now, pour the tea into a cup, straining it with a sieve.
- Add a bit of honey, according to your taste.
Drinking just one cup of nettle tea every day can improve your health!