Stinging nettles is one of those universal herbs that has a multitude of benefits. Read more to find out why you should have stinging nettles handy in your home.
Nettles are used as an anti-inflammatory and combined with Rest Easy™ it has been helpful in aiding allergies and joint pain. Applied topically to problem areas or taken internally, as a tea or a tincture, nettles will also benefit those who are suffering from inflamed joints. Nettles can also be used for women during menstruation and are an effective herbal remedy for nose bleeds, bloody cough, blood in the urine, and wound recovery. Nettles are rich in vitamins A, B, C, D, and K and are a good source of protein. Here are a few ideas on how to prepare them so you can benefit from their healing properties.
-Steam fresh nettles for five minutes, then cook with butter, salt and pepper.
-Puree them and use as a base for soups.
-Dry the nettles and use them to make tea.
Here is a great article from NaturalNews.com
Stinging nettle health benefits for home remedies that treat just about everything
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 by: JB Bardot
(NaturalNews) It may be a brash statement to say that one prickly green herb is the panacea for almost everything that ails you; but, in the case of stinging nettles, it’s mostly true. If there’s one plant to have on hand at all times that provides a cure for arthritis, an herbal treatment for allergies, relieves hair loss, treats Celiac disease, bleeding, bladder infections, skin complaints, neurological disorders and a long list of other conditions — it’s nettle leaf.
Nettle plants grow wild across the U.S., Europe and around the globe; they are used for both medicinal purposes and as food. Highly nutritious, the prickly plant is often used as a spring tonic. It’s a natural cleanse that removes metabolic wastes and is both gentle and stimulating on the lymph system, promoting easy excretion through the kidneys. All parts of the nettle plant are used; and it’s available in a wide variety of medicines ranging from dried leaf, to ointments, tinctures, homeopathic remedies and herbal extracts.