HerbalNettle As Food And As Medicine

Nettle As Food And As Medicine

I have been making a tea to help with the congestion left over by my cold. I always used lemon and ginger tea as a cold preventer in the fall but this is a nasty summer cold and it got me overnight.  After ready this fantastic article on nettle from Whispering earth. I made a tea with dried nettle, fresh lemon juice and some fresh grated ginger. I sweetened it with raw honey and have been drinking a cup daily.

   The first day I drank it I had been three days with no voice due to the cold. The morning after I drank the first cup my voice was totally back. I am still drinking it to help with congestion that always seems to linger but I am feeling much more energetic sine I started drink this mixture.

   I beleive I will make nettle a part of all my teas, hot or iced. I never knew it had that many benefits.
While you are on Whispering earths site look around, there is a lot of really good info on herbs there. They also provide some recipes for adding nettle to your diet.

photo credit whisperingearth.co.uk
photo credit whisperingearth.co.uk


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Paige Raymond
Paige Raymond
Raised in rural Montana and educated in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development, Paige Raymond combines a practical mindset with a passion for self-reliance and sustainability. With expertise ranging from mechanical solutions and food preservation to emergency preparedness and renewable energy, Paige is a proud author with more than 5000 published articles.

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