Nettle is rich in vitamins, minerals and medicinal substances. Therefore, it should be included in the daily diet – its leaves are already short cooking lose annoying stings and are transformed into delicious vegetables
Young nettle which these days are growing abundantly in the forests, meadows and gardens rights are a treasure trove of health. What you fail to eat, dry and use for medicinal teas, tinctures and syrups because it is a versatile herb.
Nettle leaf effectively eases rheumatic disorders as significantly reduces pain in motion and at rest. Nettle is no longer used in the treatment of rheumatism. Instead, nettles are prescribed for internal use as a diuretic because it can increase the removal of sodium and uric acid and thus facilitate the situation with rheumatism and arthritis.
Also, the German laboratory tests from 1999 showed that the leaves have powerful anti-inflammatory effect. Nettle acts against diarrhea and helps with hemorrhoids. The tea is used for rinsing the urethra, for preventing the sand in the kidneys, the urine volume and an increase in all inflammatory processes in the body.
Nettle and lowers blood sugar levels, and is therefore used in many tea blends against diabetes. According to the Italian study from 2002, nettle root extract may be effective and lower blood pressure. Nettle root is most often used in painful urination, an enlarged prostate.
The compositions facilitate the roots and symptoms of an enlarged prostate gland, although the size is not reduced. Nettle tea is a good means of strengthening because it stimulates the appetite, provides the body with iron and successfully works against fatigue.
In outdoor use nettle is used to treat acne, eczema, oily skin and dandruff. Nettle grows as a weed, but is widespread almost all over the world.
Nutritional nettles were known to the ancient Egyptians, who is also cultivated as a vegetable. Greeks and Romans also are often eaten and appreciated. Today nettle eating many nations of Europe, although it is rarely cultivated. To serve the dish boiled leaves and tips of young plants that are harvested from late February to May, and sometimes can be found again in the autumn. Delicate tops of plants with four to six leaves should rip off the gloves where the stalks still soft. The root of the drain in the fall and spring, and then used fresh or dried.
Young nettle can be prepared like spinach, and from it are made and sauces, salads, soups, pies and other dishes. The young shoots can be roasted in the oil, and dried and ground to a powder may be stored for later use. Toxic contents of nettle (predominantly formic acid) cooking can be neutralized to evaporate.
Nettle is rich in calcium, phosphorus, iron and silicate acid. Because of all this is a natural multivitamin concentrate.
Recipes with nettles
Nettle tea will prevent or relieve seasonal allergy symptoms such as sneezing and itching, caused by allergic rhinitis. On the day should drink 2-3 cups of tea for at least a week.
The juice extractor or in a meat grinder squeeze the juice from fresh nettle leaves. The juice drink is always freshly prepared because standing could ferment. Every day, preferably in the morning, should take 15 ml of the juice of the nettle in half a glass of water. It helps with anemia, hypertension, spring fatigue and high blood sugar.
Tea from leaves
Two tablespoons of fresh or dried nettle leaf pour a cup of boiling water, let stand covered for ten minutes and strain. Drink three cups a day with rheumatic pains, fatigue and anemia.
Syrup for dilution
Prepare nettle 50 larger leaves, 3 l of water, 3 g sugar, 100 g of citric acid and a little fresh mint, if desired. Boil water with sugar and citric acid, cool, add nettle and mint covered and allowed to stand for 24 hours. Strain into bottles. Drink diluted with water as a refreshing drink. Do not drink it too much because of the sugar.
Against hair loss
Boil 100 grams of nettle leaf for 20 minutes in half a liter of water, add 25 grams of chamomile, cover and let stand covered for 8 hours. Drain, add 2 dl vinegar and pour into bottles. This fluid every night rub into the hair roots. How hair for everyday use of the preparation does not become brittle after treatment lubricate the Burdock oil. The effect is even stronger if the added cooking nettle 1 handful finely cut nettle root and the same finely chopped burdock root are boiled for 30 minutes and cooled, as a preservative is added to 100 g of alcohol per liter of the liquid.
The powdered dry nettle (2 tablespoons) Pour milk (3 dl), bring to boil and simmer for ten minutes. Strain. Take twice a day or as needed against bile problems.
A bath for cold feet
Boil fresh leaves of nettles and soak in the liquid cold feet. Fresh leaves can also put you in the shoes and keep them there throughout the day. Make sure that the volume sufficiently thick socks to avoid stinging.
Two handfuls of nettle pour a pint of boiling water, let sit for five minutes, strain and add a cup of apple cider vinegar. Massage tincture into the scalp for half an hour before washing your hair and then wash hair as usual. Shampoo, you can add a few drops of alcoholic tincture of nettles.