Nettles (Urtica dioica)

Nettle (Urtica dioica)

A Male Nettle Plant (Urtica dioica)

If there is one herb we all know and respect it’s nettle. There are more than dozens of ways to utilise their nutritional value, be it soups or added to casseroles. Nettle is exceptionally rich in vitamins and minerals.

If soups ain’t your particular sting why not put a few freshly pinched leaves in your teapot and fill up with boiling hot water. For me a Nettle tea regime is a good addition to complete a well thought out bodily detox for this herb’s blood cleansing power.

Besides the culinary and cleansing properties, there is a long list of other medicinal uses and as for its effect on human hair nettle lend itself to cosmetics as well as being suitable for paper and cloth making.

In the garden, leave some in one spot only and find out you could quite easily control it, you will be rewarded with the sight of  butterflies and other beneficial insects.

Do your bit for Nature!

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