9 Epic Nettle Tea Benefits That Will Give you Super Powers

Nettle Tea Benefits

Nettle tea benefits are multifold.

Nettle is both medicinal and full of nutrients and has been utilized for over 2000 years as a natural remedy.

In this post we are going to cover the top benefits of nettle tea for different health ailments.

In a world with less and less nutrients in our foods, things like nettles can be a life-saver. They can offer us an affordable nutrient-dense option for optimal wellness.

We will go over the 9 top benefits of nettle tea, the best nettle tea preparation for max therapy, offer some nutrient-rich recipes, and nettle tea resources that will bring out your super powers or at least make you feel like a super powered human.

What is Nettle?

Stinging Nettle or Urtica dioica is an herbaceous perennial plant that can be found all over the world.

It is called stinging nettle as nettle comes from the word needle and it is full of fine like structured hairs known as trichomes. These cause irritation to the skin or a slight sting if not harvested with the utmost care.

However just like bee venom you might benefit from the sting from nettles. With that small sting you get exposed to formic acid and other chemical compounds that give nettle its healing benefits.

Besides food, tea, and medicine nettles have been used in the making of textiles. 

9 Top Nettle Tea Benefits

  1. Nettle Tea is Nutrient Dense:

    The first thing to about about nettle tea is it is packed full of nutrients. Some of those include minerals, vitamins and even protein.

    In fact nettle leaf powders contain on average about 30% in protein content.

    When you make an infusion of nettle which we will get into later in this post you are getting deep nutrition to your body.

    In a strong infusion you will be nourishing yourself with B Vitamins to combat stress, trace minerals like boron for bone building, selenium for autoimmune issue, zinc & vitamin C for your immune system and hair growth.

    In the roots you can find copper, zinc, calcium, manganese and magnesium.
    These trace minerals play an important role in your bodies hormone system, muscle contractions and metabolism.

    Then you’ve got vitamins A and K to help with strong vision and heart disease prevention respectively.

    Although nettle is great year round it has traditionally been used where vegetables were scarce. Nettle is so rich in nutrients it can really help us in the winter months when our diet may be lacking in fresh veggies.

    One of my most favorite nettle tea benefits is how chlorophyll rich it is. You can learn more about the benefits of chlorophyll in my post here. 
    With this kind of nourishment you are sure to awaken your own super power, vitality and resilience.

  2. Nettle for Hair Health: 
    What’s more is that nettle has iron and silica. These nutrients help build strong hair as well as contribute to lengthening the growth cycle of your hair.

    We also mentioned B vitamins in nettle tea. One of those is Biotin.

    Biotin is key in making keratin which is how the hair keeps strong and intact.

    Because nettle is anti-inflammatory and loaded with antioxidants it can help protect the scalp from fungus, and hair loss.

    We can also see from studies like this one here that DHT can be blocked with the use of nettle. What happens is the enzymes in nettle help modulate the conversion of testosterone to DHT.

  3. Nettle for Urinary and Prostate Issues:
    Which leads me to the next health concern. Many older men have urinary and prostate issues due to the increase of DHT to Testosterone ratio.

    It seems that when this happens it increases the prostates cell growth.

    Nettle tinctures and nettle root teas can help reduce the cell growth and help to normalize urine flow and prostate inflammation.

    Nettle tea for men can be a great natural remedy for this type of ailment.

  4. Nettle Tea Fertility | Pregnancy:  
    The German Commission E deemed nettle as a class 1 herb being safe during pregancy and postpartum.

    While nettle tea has been deemed as generally safe it is best to talk to your health care practitioner first.

    Because nettles are loaded with nutrition, nettle tea infusions can be very helpful in increasing fertility and/or to get nourishment to yourself and your baby.

    It  can be an aid after birth in ensuring you do not become anemic or get postpartum anemia.

    The vitamin K mentioned earlier helps to slow down the loss of blood after giving birth.

    The other thing is it can really help you create more milk for breastfeeding since it is so rich in B Vitamins and other nutrients.

    The benefits of nettle tea for women are plentiful, so drink up ladies.

  5. Nettle for Arthritis and Joint Pain:
    Although the chemical in nettles that lessens the inflammation and joint pain is unknown nettle tea seems to be one of the best natural remedies for arthritis.

    It seems to really lessen the cytokine storm that happens in those with rheumatoid, osteoarthritis etc.

    Both topical treatments like a salve or cream and internal nettle tea infusions are effective.

  6. Adrenal Fatigue Supplements:
    It should come as know surprise now knowing how much nutrition is in nettle tea that it helps nourish your adrenals and energy levels.

    It is a wonderful natural supplement to keep in your medicine cabinet.

    You can think of your adrenals as your internal energy center and nettle helps to build that vital life force within you.

    Check out the recipe below for a deeply nourishing adrenal tea to combat fatigue.

  7. Nettle for Allergies:
    From the research we can see that nettle tea helps with relieving allergy symptoms.

    The enzyme reactions and how it effects receptors in the body allows for lessening of things like hay fever.

    It may seem counterintuitive because nettles contain histamine. But histamine has been used to treat allergy issues. 

  8. Nettle Tea for Skin Issues:
    Nettle tea has been used both topically and internally to combat skin issues like eczema and rashes.

    This is due to the anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory properties.

    A woman reported a skin rash on her nipple.

    By using a compress she had made with nettle leaf she was able to alleviate the rash and continue breast feeding within a couple of days.

    Creating a compress over eczema or rashes may be helpful in this case.

  9. Nettle Tea Benefits Kidney:  
    Kidneys and lessen the weakening or wasting of the tubing of the kidneys.

    Nettle has been known to strengthen the kidneys.

    It also seems to lessen fibrosis which is scarring basically.

    This is very important for organs like the kidneys that are susceptible to fibrosis and can easily be damaged.

    Taking nettles helped those undergoing kidney transplants as well.

What Are Some Nettle Recipes?

Put 1 ounce of nettle leaf tea into a clean mason jar. I also put a metal knife in there so when I pour in the boiled water the glass does not break. 

Pour the boiled water over the nettle leaves.

I then top it with one of these stainless steel strainer lids so that I can easily pour off a small amount as I want to sip it. 

You will want to steep it for a minimum of 4 hours but I choose to let it steep over night for a very rich infusion.

This is so good for the adrenals and to get quality nutrition and absorbable minerals to your entire body.

Then you can put it in the refrigerator and serve cold in the warmer months.

Nettle Soup Recipe

Get your water to a boil. Toss in the fresh cleaned nettle tops and allow to simmer for about 1 hour.

Then add in 1-2 tbs of miso paste depending on how strong you like the taste. Use a spoon to dissolve the miso. 

You can give your soup added nourishment  by adding sautéed shiitake mushrooms and fresh ground turmeric powder. Another wonderful addition for the adrenals is adding in seaweed.

Nettle Pesto Recipe

Carefully clean off the fresh nettles. You may want to wear gloves to do this. Wilt the leaves in a small amount of boiling water.

Do your best to get all the water out of the steamed leaves by straining off. You can use a clean towel to absorb more of the water.

Add all ingredients into a high speed blender like the vitamix or food processor.

This is such a yummy nutrient dense recipe that can be served with your favorite sourdough bread, raw crackers or veggie slices.

Nettle Tea Resources

Nettle Leaf

A great nettle tincture for those that do not want to deal with making tea. I love this one on Amazon because it does not contain alcohol.

This is also the root so it can be helpful for men with prostate issues who want to use nettle has as a natural remedy.

You can see lots of solid reviews for those with urinary issues as well.

Stinging NettleStinging Nettle

If you made it this far I have a treat for you. I recently found a real nettle oil on amazon!

This is super rare to find and a truly medicinal oil. I use it as a scalp treatment once per week to promote hair growth, load up on anti-oxidants for scalp health and soothe any inflammation of my skin.

You can check it out on Amazon here. Who knows how long it be around.

Strong Nettle Oil

This post was all about the benefits of nettle tea.

We spoke about the nutrient rich nettle plant as well as 9 ways nettle tea can benefit chronic health ailments naturally.

It is interesting that often the very medicine we need is growing all around us. I bet nettles grow near you.

Harvesting wild nettles and consuming them fresh is a very special experience.

Not to mention wild nettles have superior strength due to their ability to survive through harsh weather conditions.

If for some reason foraging them is not accessible to you, you can get the dried leaves and tinctures and still massively benefit from this healing herb.

My hope is that you learned something valuable about the benefits of nettle tea as a natural herbal remedy for yourself or a loved one. 

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