Stinging nettles are pretty amazing. But there is more than just being a painkiller!
I am a peripheral diabetic – Type11 threatening but not actually. For several years I have controlled my blood sugar with diet. The HFLC Primal Diet actually. The Diabetic nurse is quite impressed! But I now also have another secret – Stinging Nettle Tea.
I discovered Nettle Tea reduces blood sugar – and it does. I am going for another of my my 6 monthly HBA1c soon. Cant wait! It’s going to be good again I hope. I will feel proud that I have done it without their horrid pills!
Last year, I picked and dried nettles. They crumble easily into a sort of tea leaf consistency (use gloves to crumble) and in a caddy, they have lasted me over a year. They are much stronger than a single fresh leaf in a cup of boiling water that I used to have. And I put a teaspoonful or two of dried in a large cafetiere and add boiling water. I drink this over two days. And like all things, I don’t overdo drinking it. It’s powerful stuff.
Drying nettles in the fan oven at about 100 deg – not ready yet!
Stored in my Caddy.
Nettle Tea Benefits
Nettle stimulates the lymph system to boost immunity
Nettle relieves arthritis symptoms
Nettle promotes a release from uric acid from joints
Helps to support the adrenals
It helps with diabetes mellitus
Strengthens the fetus in pregnant women
Promotes milk production in lactating women
Relieves menopausal symptoms
Helps with menstrual cramps and bloating
Helps break down kidney stones
Helps with respiratory tract disease
Supports the kidneys
Helps asthma sufferers
Reduces incident of prostate cancer
Minimizes skin problems
Eliminates allergic rhinitis
Cures the common cold
Helps with osteoarthritis
Helps with gastrointestinal disease, IBS, and constipation
Reduces gingivitis and prevents plaque when used as a mouth wash.
Has been shown to be helpful to in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease
Relieves neurological disorders like MS, ALS and sciatica
Destroys intestinal worms or parasites
Supports the endocrine health by helping the thyroid, spleen and pancreas