Hi guys. Today I’m going to talk to you about my personal favourite benefits of drinking nettle tea. Now when I say nettle, I mean stringing nettles; the ones we tried to hard to stay away from as kids. Once the nettle has dried out the formic acid disappears and is used for it’s healing benefits. Way back during medieval times, nettle was used to heal joint paints and as well as a diuretic. I’m going to take you through some of the benefits you can reap from drinking nettle tea regularly.
- It helps the body pee away toxins. Nettle leaf is a diuretic so it flushes the kidneys and bladder which prevents urinary tract infections. It is a form of detoxing. It’s great for sodium induced water retention and high blood pressure. Because it makes us pee, it decreases horrid bloated “water weight” (or “water baby” as I like to call it); which can make us appear slimmer. Pregnant women will love nettle tea as it helps with aching legs and swollen ankles; it’s safe to take during pregnancy (without any other added herbs). It would also be great for those with arthritis because it’s good for flushing out excess uric acid from muscles and joints. I am going to test this out during hay fever season because its anti-inflammatory properties are meant the be effective in treating the symptoms of itchy, watery eyes, runny nose and sneezing.
- Nettle Tea makes you beautiful! The nourishing, diuretic, and anti-inflammatory properties that nettle tea possess does wonders for our hair and skin. This is the main reason that I started drinking nettle tea; it’s been proven to clear acne. Not only does it help in reducing acne, but it gets helps to get rid of any existing acne or new acne without leaving any scars behind. It’s also meant to help eczema, encourage thicker and shinier hair, and promote hair growth. To clear up oily, congested or acne prone skin, it’s advised to drink three to four cups of nettle tea a day for two weeks.
- Nettle tea is good to us women. On top of making us prettier, nettle tea prevents and cures many “women issues”. It helps in relieving those deadly PMS pains as well as menopausal pain. Furthermore it helps in easing labor and can also be used by women who are breastfeeding by increasing lactation.
Nettle tea has quickly been incorporated into my diet. It’s rich in Vitamin A, B, C, D and K. Also, it’s a good source of iron, potassium, manganese, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, silica, iodine, silicon, sodium, and sulfur which high amounts of proteins and amino acids. I like to have my nettle tea with a little manuka honey. It may taste like hot grass but let’s face it – most herbal teas do. However I do feel nice and energised after drinking this tea. I get Clippers Nettle & Peppermint Tea which has more of a peppermint taste to it which makes it more enjoyable to drink. There are so many amazing benefits to drinking nettle tea and it’s an easy way to incorporate something healthy into your lifestyle.
Until next time!