Nettle (Urtica)

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Benefits

Benefits for your Health

  • With its excellent diuretic properties, nettle tea is recommended to clean the kidneys and the bladder. Drink nettle tea to cure a bladder infection.
  • Fresh nettle juice as well as the seeds is rich in iron and other minerals.
  • Nettle tea is recommended to sustain the immune system in general and in acute cases such as in a radioactive environment (e.g. after a nuclear incident). Of course, in this last case, you should not make the tea from freshly collected nettle.[1]

Benefits for your Garden and Other Environmental Benefits

  • Habitat for butterflies like the peacock butterfly, the small tortoiseshell, and admirals.
  • Nettle enriches the soil on which it grows and intensifies the aroma of herbs growing in its proximity.
  • Nettle Manure is an efficient repellent for Aphids and other sucking parasites.

Cooking

  • Nettle can be used in many recipes like nettle soup, nettle curry, gratins, souffles, etc.

References

  1. Kafka P., König. J., Limmer W.: Tschernobyl: Die Informationslüge – Anleitung zum Volkszorn. Schneekluth, München 1986. ISBN: 3 7951 1018 1


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