Nettle juice and tea are traditionally used by physiotherapists to clean and improve the blood, as a perfect remedy, but the drink is becoming increasingly popular as a refreshing drink if we add oranges, lemons and other citrus fruits with a little ice. It is one of the most healing plants on the planet. How to independently prepare this juice at your home?
On this occasion, we give you 3 excellent proposal for medicinal juice and syrup, as well as a recipe for nettle tea, tincture, and medicinal bath. Whichever option you will choose you can not go wrong…
NETTLE PLANT – DESCRIPTION
Nettle is a very widespread herbaceous plant. Grows in the moist and nutritious soil. It can grow up to one meter in height. The leaves are oblong (3-15 cm) egg-shaped, the edges are notched and green. With both sides are covered with short, soft hairs full of acids (histamine and formic acid), which cause irritation.
Young leaves are the best as well as the tops of which can make a really amazing nettle juice for anemia.
Other names for this plant include: barbecue, common nettle, dog or blackberries, and its Latin name is Urtica dioica.
All parts of nettle are very healing: stems, leaves, root, and flower. Natural juice of the nettle is the best medicine for cleaning and improving blood.
Nettle has a positive effect on the pancreas and helps to reduce the feeling of high blood sugar, help with urinary infections and stimulates better bowel movements and the entire digestive tract. This is why it is recommended for spring cleaning the body.
In herbal medicine nettle tea has excellent results in diseased liver and gall bladder, as well as sleep disorders, tumors in the spleen, stomach cramps, ulcers, and other lung diseases. Nettle tea shouldn’t consume more than 28 days. Never let it boil because that will destroy the most precious ingredients. Drink 1 cup every day. You can preventively drink throughout the year because it is perfect for the prevention of the above-mentioned problems.
It helps in bacterial, viral infections and seasonal. If you are anemic, have a lack of iron in your body, you are often lethargic during the day mainly feel listless, this plant is just what you need because it contains a lot of iron. Nettle juice for anemia is generally accepted remedy, which recognizes and modern medicine.
Whether you drink tea or medicinal nettle juice, after a while, you will be full of energy and health. In a severe disease as it prostatic hyperplasia – enlargement of the prostate, this plant has proved more than effective.
MAKE A SIMPLE NETTLE SYRUP
- 1 kg young nettle sheets,
- 2,5 L of water,
- 500 g sugar
Wash and drain the young leaves, soak them in water and let it gently simmer for 60 minutes over medium heat, before starts to boil, add a new one. After an hour of good strain,add sugar – proportional to the amount. Now it is important to mix the syrup until the sugar is completely melted.
When it’s done pour the nettle juice into the previously sterilized glass bottles and close them. There is another variant of the same recipe, which is to be added nettle leaves and currant leaves1kg nettle leaves and 1 kg currant leaves.
There’s a lot of recipes variation, and we will use this opportunity to allocate another – healing and very tasty:
THE JUICE OF THE NETTLE AND PEPPERMINT (MINT)
- 30 young nettle leaves
- 30 mint leaves
- 1 l of water
- citric acid – a small teaspoon
- 1 kg of brown sugar
Soak the leaves of mint and nettle in the boiled and cooled water. Leave it to stand for a whole day (24 hours). Periodically stir the mixture. The next day, add citric acid and sugar and stir until completely melted.Pour this excellent juice in clean jars. Drink during the day and, keep the juice in the refrigerator .
MORE NETTLE TEA RECIPES
In one cup of water put one full teaspoon of nettle (stems and leaves). Pour boiling water over the nettles, cover and hold it for the next five minutes. After that, well strain the tea and drink it in several smaller sips.
HOW TO MAKE A NETTLE TINCTURE ?
In addition to the health benefits that this tea and juice give us, also you must try a healing tincture.
In the spring or autumn dig roots nettles, wash them ant let to dry.Then finely cut and put them in a glass bottle. Now pour over the 80 % alcohol (medical). Leave to stand for 2 weeks in a warm place, and shaking periodically. After 14 days strain through a coffee filter, pour in a new bottle and keep in the dark and cold place.
THE MEDICINAL BATH OF NETTLES
Pour a full cup of nettle in a larger pot and cover with hot water. Cover the pot and allow to stand for 15 minutes. Strain and pour into the previously prepared bath with hot water. The water in the bath should be pleasantly warm – so you can immediately enter into it. Spend 20 minutes in the water and do not take a shower after getting up, but only gently wipe with a towel. After getting out, be in the warm room even though an hour.
If you combine daily healing bath and nettle juice and lemon, you will feel strong, healthy and rested .
Author : K.S