More Nettle Tea Benefits

Let's look at more nettle tea benefits and the many good things this herbal tea can provide. (If you missed our first page about benefits of nettle tea, you'll find it here.)

Like the cheerful, determined dandelion, stinging nettle is another perennial flowering plant that many consider a frustrating and very unwelcome intruder in the garden or yard. However (also like dandelion), nettle is a tremendously beneficial plant that can be used in so many ways to promote wellness.

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If you've been thinking of adding nettle tea to your day, here are more healthful benefits this remarkable tea can provide...

  • Improve hair, scalp, and nail health with nettle tea. Not only will your scalp love nettle tea's ability to boost circulation (this enhances blood flow to the scalp and encourages hair growth), but the silica in nettle tea can also strengthen your hair and nails. If your hair is thinning, add some nettle tea to your daily routine to aid in nurturing and strengthening your hair. Nettle's astringent properties can help to ease scalp itchiness and lessen dandruff and excess oil in the hair and scalp, too. Learn more here about how very beneficial nettle tea can be for hair health. 

The "sting" in stinging nettle

Nettle is so widespread that chances are you're already familiar with the stinging nettle plant (and the reason why it's called 'stinging' nettle...). Thanks to the tiny stingers that cover fresh nettle plants, contact between the plant and bare skin can cause very bad itching and inflammation (and even blisters). Not to worry, though, if you're cooking or making tea with fresh nettle - nettles lose their stinging chemicals once they are soaked, dried, or cooked. 

  • Nettle tea isn't just enjoyable and beneficial as a tasty beverage... it can provide your body with plenty of topical benefits, too. Apply a nettle tea compress or relax in a nettle tea bath to help with skin concerns, arthritic pain, bursitis, gout, back or neck pain, sore muscles, and even itchy, tender insect bites. And, nettle tea's anti-inflammatory, astringent, and pain-relieving properties may ease uncomfortable, swollen hemorrhoids (another helpful, convenient use for a nettle tea compress). 
  • Nettle may ease or prevent many of the symptoms of hay fever and seasonal allergies. Research suggests that nettle alleviates the amount of histamine the body produces when coming in contact with an allergen (like pollen), and so may relieve or even put a stop to the itching, stuffy nose, and sneezing that typically accompany an allergic response. And, affordable, all-natural nettle tea won't leave you with bothersome side effects. During allergy season, enjoy a cup of nettle tea first thing in the morning or when hay fever or allergy symptoms first appear to stop them in their tracks. Or, for all-day relief on demand, make a batch of nettle tea each morning and keep it in the fridge to sip as needed.  

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  • Nettle tea may provide relief from other respiratory conditions, too, such as a stubborn cough, a seasonal cold, or nasal or chest congestion. Nettle herbal tea may also help to ease mild asthma. 

Love my nettle tea benefits... but are there precautions?

As with any new-to-you herbal tea or remedy, it's a good idea to check with a qualified herbalist or another healthcare provider before adding nettle tea to your diet or wellness plan. And, learn more about some precautions for nettle tea on our Nettle Tea Side Effects page

  • Struggling with an achy lower back, tendonitis, neck tension, or other disheartening pain? Nettle tea has effective pain-relieving properties that may help in easing the ache and get you feeling like yourself again. If your day is spent desk-bound, why not keep some nettle teabags in your desk drawer at work and brew yourself a soothing cup when a tight neck, stiff hands, or strained back has you feeling sore, de-energized, or weary? 

We're not through yet... Keep reading to discover even more nettle tea benefits. 

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Lovely nettle tea is like a tonic for the entire body... this herbal tea can strengthen, nourish, and energize the body and mind.

Of course, nettle tea is a wonderful tea to enjoy at any time, but why not aim to add this herbal tea to your tea rotation in the spring and fall seasons, when your body could use a general detox and tonic?

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