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What is nettle tea good for? An overview!

  1. Nettles are not a favorite plant for most people. We prefer to avoid them when we encounter them! Yet they do have their advantages if you manage not to get stung. Nettles are packed with vitamins, minerals and other healthy substances, just like other herbs and leafy vegetables.

  1. One of the easiest ways to take advantage of it is to make a tea! But what is nettle tea good for? And also useful to know: how can you make nettle tea yourself? We'll tell you all about it in our blog post today!

Is nettle tea healthy?

  1. Nettles have been used as medicines for centuries. The ancient Romans used the plant to disinfect animal bites, in the Middle Ages it was used against rheumatism, and during the Renaissance the nettle was also known for its diuretic effect. In addition, people have eaten nettles for millennia: in many cultures they were even known as very healthy vegetables.

  1. That is certainly not for nothing! We now know that those stinging green leaves contain vitamins A, B, C and K. It also contains a whole range of minerals: calcium, phosphorus, iron, potassium, copper, magnesium, manganese and zinc. Finally, nettle is naturally rich in plant-based phytonutrients that can provide many benefits in very small amounts.

  2. That is certainly not for nothing! We now know that those stinging green leaves contain vitamins A, B, C and K. It also contains a whole series of minerals: calcium, phosphorus, iron, potassium, copper, magnesium, manganese and zinc. Finally, nettle is naturally rich in plant-based phytonutrients that can provide many benefits in very small quantities.

What is nettle tea good for?

  1. There is therefore little doubt about the health value of nettles. The question then is of course: does nettle tea also offer the benefits that you can get with loose nettles? And what exactly is nettle tea good for? We can be brief about that first question: yes, nettle tea has a lot of advantages. What are the advantages exactly? Well, the following seven, for example:

  2. There is little doubt about the health value of nettles. The question is of course: does nettle tea also offer the benefits that you can get with loose nettles? And what exactly is nettle tea good for? We can be brief about that first question: yes, nettle tea has a lot of advantages. What are the advantages exactly? Well, the following seven, for example:

  1. Nettle tea contains various substances that can give your immune system a significant boost. Vitamin C is an obvious example - it is not for nothing that it is recommended to eat a lot of it when you have a cold. In addition, there are several types of antioxidants in nettle tea, flavonoids and carotenoids.

  2. Nettle tea contains various substances that can boost your immune system. Vitamin C is an obvious example - it is not without reason that it is recommended to eat a lot of it when you have a cold. In addition, there are several types of antioxidants in nettle tea, flavonoids and carotenoids.

  1. These are substances that work against free radicals, waste products that cause damage to your cells. By preventing that, the antioxidants will make you less susceptible to viruses and other nasties!

  1. We mentioned earlier that nettles have been praised for their diuretic properties for centuries. It stimulates the flow of urine, allowing your body to dispose of waste products effectively. That way, your kidneys and urinary tract in particular will remain clean. A regular cup of nettle tea is therefore helpful in preventing kidney stones.

  2. We mentioned earlier that nettles have been praised for centuries for their diuretic properties. It stimulates the flow of urine, enabling your body to dispose of waste products effectively. That way, your kidneys and urinary tract in particular will remain clean. A regular cup of nettle tea is therefore helpful in preventing kidney stones.

  1. It also works well as support for your medication when you have a bladder infection, for example. Finally, nettle tea may help with the symptoms of prostate problems. However, more research needs to be done on this.

  1. Nettle tea is also able to relieve pain or even to cure it completely. It is not without reason that the plant has been used for centuries as a pain reliever, for example in the case of arthritis and other weight complaints. Even if you suffer from muscle pain, headaches or simple bruises, nettle tea can help. Depending on the intensity of the pain, you sometimes feel the effect after just one cup.

  1. Drinking nettle tea also counteracts inflammation, partly thanks to those antioxidants. This is already very useful internally: it can provide relief for joint pain, for example. However, the effect can also be visible externally.

  2. Drinking nettle tea also counteracts inflammation, partly thanks to those antioxidants. That is already very useful internally: it can provide relief for joint pain, for example. However, the effect can also be visible externally.

  1. For example, nettle tea can also be helpful in the case of an inflamed skin. If you suffer from acne or eczema, the symptoms can quickly diminish. You can also let the tea steep and then dab it on the skin with a cloth: some people get good results with that too.

  1. The anti-inflammatory effect of nettle tea has even more advantages. For example, it also ensures that your digestive system remains healthy. For example, diarrhea and constipation are reduced if you regularly bring a cup of nettle tea. One of the reasons is that the tea helps your intestinal flora to stay healthy and balanced. Also, inflammation in your gastrointestinal tract heals more easily!

  1. This is a somewhat unexpected benefit of nettle tea, as we assume that nettles cause allergies. It is not without reason that they sting when you touch them. However, when you make a tea from it, the effect of the plant is completely reversed. You will then receive antihistamine.

  1. This neutralizes the 'false alarm' of your immune system and thus alleviates the symptoms of your allergy! Nettle extract is sometimes prescribed as a medicine for mild hay fever for that very reason.

  1. Finally, nettle tea seems to be good for the heart and blood vessels. Part of this is due to the aforementioned diuretic effect: this reduces the risk of high blood pressure. Of course it also helps that there is potassium in the tea, because that also keeps the blood pressure low.

  1. Finally, the anti-inflammatory effect of nettle tea is also useful here, because it also keeps the heart and blood vessels healthy. All in all, this ensures that a regular cup of nettle tea can reduce the risk of heart attacks and related problems.

Make your own nettle tea

  1. Nettle tea can be bought at supermarkets, organic shops and nettle tea webshops. But if you still have those plants in the garden, you can of course just as well make them fresh. To pick them, it is wise to put on gloves. This way you avoid having to pay for your cup of tea with sore hands.

  1. Preferably pick younger leaves, the older ones can be bitter. For each cup of loose leaves, bring about two cups of water to a boil. Let it steep for another ten minutes, and your nettle tea is ready! Optionally, you can add another drop of honey if you find the taste a bit too bitter.



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