You'll love the incredible benefits of nettle tea for health and wellness. Nettle tea is, very simply, a nourishing, strengthening tonic for your entire body. From easing arthritic pain and swelling to relieving hay fever symptoms to boosting energy levels and balancing your mood, nettle tea is an all-around beneficial beverage for physical and emotional wellbeing.
Also known as "stinging nettle" or "common nettle," the nettle plant (Urtica dioica) has a long, valued history in traditional medicine, and now research studies are exploring the benefits of this remarkable herb, as well.
Here are some of the reasons why nettle tea might be a good addition to your daily tea time.
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There are many more ways that nettle tea can help and support us... Keep reading here about more benefits of stinging nettle tea.
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But, do remember that not every tea is the best fit for each of us. Ask your herbalist, naturopath, or another healthcare provider about the benefits of nettle tea for you and your family, and drop by our Nettle Tea Side Effects page to learn more about some precautions with nettle tea, too.
If you're ready to get brewing, you'll find lovely recipes for nettle tea, as well as a nettle tea compress, bath, and more, on our Nettle Tea Recipes pages. And, if your hair could use some TLC, visit our Nettle for Hair pages to learn more about how amazing nettle tea can be for hair health (especially for thinning hair).
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I actually pick stinging nettles from my garden. I use gloves and pick them into a small pan. Then wash gently under cold running water, place them in
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