Unsure of what Nettle Tea is? If you’ve never heard of it, it’s simply the stinging nettle plant infused in hot water. I’ve had nettle tea but didn’t know of the potential benefits it provides! We’re living in a time where going to the doctor is something we want to do if it’s an emergency, but I don’t want to go for every little thing.
There are some benefits of the fresh nettle leaves and there are tons of potential health benefits when you make the actual tea. I recently wrote a post on Natural Remedies That Work in an Emergency and I listed nettle tea as an important item to have on hand!
So, if you’re not a tea person, you may just have to forget that and allow yourself to enjoy the numerous health benefits & uses of ingesting a yummy herbal tea now and again. You can also check out this post on how to make your own tea. Civilizations worldwide have been using one herb or another to deal with health issues for centuries. Here’s one you can try with confidence as you apply what’s discussed in this informative post. Like many tinctures, in its liquid form, this herb has been shown to help solve many daily health issues.
Please keep in mind I am not a doctor, nurse, or anyone in the medical field. I highly recommend you consult your medical professional before using any natural remedies. You don’t want them to adversely affect any medications you may be taking.
Nettle Tea Benefits & Uses
- Drink nettle tea for a natural energy boost without the jitters of caffeine.
- Use nettle tea as a hair rinse to improve scalp health and hair growth.
- Apply cooled nettle tea to the skin to soothe eczema and other skin irritations.
- Use nettle tea as a mouthwash to help alleviate symptoms of gingivitis.
- Brew nettle tea to help alleviate allergy symptoms due to its natural antihistamine properties.
- Soak your feet in it to help reduce foot odor.
- Use nettle tea as a plant fertilizer by watering plants with cooled tea.
- Drink it to support kidney health, as it can act as a diuretic.
- Use nettle tea as a face wash for oily or acne-prone skin.
- Drink nettle tea to aid digestion and soothe an upset stomach, including diarrhea.
- Rinse your eyes with cooled nettle tea to soothe tired or irritated eyes.
- Use nettle tea as a compost enhancer to speed up decomposition in your garden preparation.
- Drink nettle tea to help lower blood pressure naturally.
More Health Benefits of Nettle Tea
- Use nettle tea as a steam facial to open pores and cleanse the skin.
- Drink nettle tea to help support joint health and reduce inflammation. May help with forms of arthritis like osteoarthritis.
- Soak a cloth in nettle tea and apply it to wounds to help speed up healing.
- Drink nettle tea to help boost your immune system due to its high vitamin C content and various antioxidants.
- Use nettle tea as a bath soak to soothe muscle aches and pains.
- Drink nettle tea to combat water retention and bloating.
- Use nettle tea as a rinse for pets to help repel fleas and ticks.
- Drink nettle tea to support liver function and detoxification.
- Use nettle tea as a wash for fruits and vegetables to remove pesticides.
- Drink nettle tea to help relieve symptoms of PMS and menopause.
- Use nettle tea as a rinse for laundry to brighten colors.
- Drink nettle tea to help regulate blood sugar levels.
- Use nettle tea to rinse garden tools, helping to prevent rust.
- Drink nettle tea to aid in respiratory health and soothe coughs.
- Use nettle tea as a gargle to soothe a sore throat.
- Drink nettle tea to help improve sleep quality.
- Use nettle tea as a cleaner for countertops and floors due to its antibacterial properties.
Additional Nettle Tea Benefits & Uses
- Drink nettle tea to help improve concentration and cognitive function.
- Use nettle tea as a base for soups or stews for added flavor and nutrition.
- Use nettle tea as an insect repellent by spraying it around your home or garden.
- Drink nettle tea to combat iron deficiency anemia due to its high iron content.
- Use nettle tea to soak grains or legumes, making them easier to digest.
- Drink nettle tea to promote a healthy heart due to its high potassium content.
- Use it to wash your hairbrushes and combs, removing oil and build-up.
- Drink nettle tea to help ease tension headaches.
- Use this tea in a spray bottle to refresh and hydrate your skin throughout the day.
- Drink nettle tea to support weight loss efforts due to its low-calorie content.
- Use nettle tea as a rinse for silverware to restore shine.
- Use nettle tea to clean windows and mirrors for a streak-free shine.
- Drink nettle tea to help support thyroid function.
- Use nettle tea in your humidifier to add a pleasant aroma to your home.
- Drink nettle tea to help maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
- Use nettle tea to clean your toothbrush, killing bacteria and germs.
- Drink nettle tea to help alleviate symptoms of gout.
- Use nettle tea to soak seeds before planting to stimulate germination.
What else can nettle tea possibly help with as a home medicine?
- Urinary tract infections to help clear the urine
- Joint pain
- Allergic reactions and seasonal allergies
- Kidney stones
- Hay fever
- Allergic rhinitis
- Heart disease and cardiovascular disease
- Skin irritation
- Promote prostate gland health in older men
- Provide some vitamin and mineral compounds like calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, and copper
Who should NOT drink nettle tea?
Most people are okay with drinking nettle tea but there are some people who shouldn’t. Those people that should NOT drink this tea include pregnant and breastfeeding women. Research shows that the older generation should be careful with drinking it because it can cause low blood pressure for some and high blood pressure for others. If you have diabetes please talk to your healthcare provider about the potential risks of the tea raising or lowering blood sugar.
What are the side effects of consuming nettle products?
Every person is different, so you have to keep this in mind as you consider consuming nettle products. If you do decide to add this tea to your daily routine, you may experience digestion issues. Nettle leaf tea has more good side effects (amazing anti-inflammatory properties) than bad side effects, but it’s important to be aware of anything else!
More “Tea” Content
Whether you’re dealing with gout or you’re trying to support your liver, nettle extract or a cup of nettle tea may be just what you need! I have personal experience with ingesting the leaves of the nettle plant and I’ve seemed to do okay with it, but please talk to your doctor. You may even try growing your very own nettle in your garden! I’d love to hear about any experience you’ve had with this tea. May God Bless this World, Linda
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