Saturday, March 26, 2011

Oh, Nettle!

Next time you pass by the health food store, make sure to grab a bag of dried nettle leaves (urtica dioica) for your next cup of tea.

You must know this stinging nettle plant is touted for having the most amount of chlorophyll than any other herb. This is great news because it helps to purify and oxygenate the blood. Good-bye toxins! C'mon, we need a good clean up now and then...

Packed with vitamins A, C, D, and K and calcium, phosphorus, iron, and sulpher, it hails as one of G-d's marvelous creations in helping the body by

Treating anemia

Boosting the immune system

Restoring nutrients to the system

Treating coughs, colds and congestion

Battling urinary tract infection

Dissolving kidney stones

Treating bladder problems

Treating rheumatoid arthritis

It also increases fertility in men and women, helps lower childbirth pains (from the calcium), helps prevent hemorrahaging after birth (vitmain K), reduces hemorhoids, and increases the richness and quantity of breast milk. And it is also used to treat enlarged prostates.

Nettle teas are best taken before main meals. As a good consumer, check out the counter-indications, drug interactions, with your local herbalist. Better yet, become an herbalist!

Ok, Hashem, You did it again! Nettle teas rock...

G-d bless!

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