Nettle herbal tea

Nettle herbal tea

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Treat yourself with nettle tea: a natural remedy for everyone

Healthier and more beautiful with nettle: easy to find and cultivate, economic and above all natural. Here is its history and its healing properties for herbal tea lovers.


Rich in medicinal properties, nettle is a wild plant widely distributed throughout the world and is used for the creation of numerous beneficial substances since ancient times. In fact, already our ancestors used every part of the plant, therefore also its flowers and roots, preparing herbal teas to cure itself, cooking it to nourish itself, or to soothe wounds and other evils like gout.
In nature there are numerous species of nettle, the most widespread in Italy are certainly the Urtica Dioica and the Urtica Urens. All nettle plants are provided with stinging down that in contact with the skin cause a burning sensation, variable in intensity and in duration depending on the species.
The oldest documentation of the use of nettle as a medicinal product dates back to the Babylonians, in the second millennium BC .; also the Egyptians, the Greeks and the Romans made wide use of the beneficial properties that this plant offers, even its seeds were used for love filters and the plant praised as aphrodisiac herbaceous. In ancient times it was above all the less well off people who resorted to nettle because it was easy to find in nature and therefore cheap.
But not only that, nettle can also be used in gardening - as an effective pesticide and fertilizer - or in the textile industry as a fiber and dye. And if you feel creative, you could try the many culinary recipes that include nettle as an ingredient, put it in the salad or prepare a purè!


Today the use of nettle as a natural remedy for numerous ailments, both chronic and acute, is scientifically proven; this plant is in fact rich in nitrogen, iron and vitamin C which give it anti-inflammatory, depurative, hemostatic and stimulating properties.
In fact, nettle is used in medicine and herbal medicine in the form of numerous products, from simple tablets to shampoo. This precious seedling can combat hair loss and dandruff, cellulite and water retention, soothe rheumatic and arthritic pains, purify and tone the body, help in cases of localized discomfort (haemorrhoids, burns, sprains, insect bites ), decrease physical and mental stress, alleviate skin outbreaks due to eating disorders and dermatosis, regulate stomach and bowel functions (it is effective both against diarrhea and against constipation), mitigating kidney and bladder disorders and much even more. Nettle is also used in case of menorrhea, anemia, renella and prostatic hypertrophy.
So why not take advantage of this wonderful natural method? Preparing a nettle tea is quick and easy! There are two methods, one for herbal tea with dried leaves and one for the use of fresh leaves:
✓ Dried leaves: put a saucepan full of water on the fire and bring it to a boil, dip the leaves of the plant that you have previously chopped with the help of a pair of scissors and left to infuse. After ten minutes you will filter your mixture with the help of a sieve and you can drink it in small sips.
✓ Fresh leaves: the leaves must be tender, put them in a cup and fill it with boiling water; leave to infuse for five minutes.
If you prefer a sweeter taste, we recommend adding a teaspoon of honey! Remember that although it is rich in beneficial properties, it is good not to drink more than three or four cups a day, but above all it should not be boiled, otherwise it would lose its precious properties.


As a weed, you will hardly find the nettle for sale in a greenhouse, but it can be found in herbal medicine or even more easily in nature. Nettles are found in damp and preferably sunny places, often in uncultivated lands rich in nitrogen and organic matter; it has no special requirements and withstands low temperatures and bad weather. The nettle grows spontaneously, its seeds are in fact carried by the wind, so it will often happen to find it even in our garden: we therefore advise you not to eliminate this precious plant, but rather to cultivate it!
The nettle that you might find in Italy is generally between sixty and two hundred centimeters in height, entirely covered with a light down, its stem is not very branched and the leaves are large and serrated. Even the nettle plant blooms, in spring you can see greenish yellow flowers, sometimes purplish, arranged in clusters. You will not have to worry about watering it, rainwater will suffice, and nettle is a plant that resists even in adverse conditions, such as drought.
Nettle leaves can be harvested already in the spring; the plant will grow quickly and must be pruned several times in the summer season. When winter comes, the nettle plant will retreat, but the root will remain alive in the ground and will spring up again in the spring with the first rains.
If you can't find any wild plants, you can buy seeds to plant on well-cultivated land in spring or September.
Being also particularly useful for energy recovery during the season changes, run to get this precious seedling for next spring! You will see that even in this period of frequent climatic changes, a nettle tea will be your best friend.