Nettle is a diuretic plant that has been used since the Middle Ages. It contains valuable substances like Vitamin C, B1 minerals and others. Simple but regular drinking of nettle tea helps to get rid of harmful substances from the body, affects the decrease of blood sugar level and helps the peristalsis of the intestines, supports the activity of the kidneys, livers and gall bladder and cleans the blood and much more. Due to its diuretic properties, nettle is very useful during urinary tract inflammation.
Nettle also fights with acne because most skin problems come from inside the body and drinking nettle tea helps clean the internal organs.
Spring is the time for cleansing of your body. Twice or three times a day drink the young leaves of nettle for four weeks, and the body gets more energy, clean the organism and gets rid of toxic substances. Young leaves contain a rich supply of iron, so people who suffer from anemia or lack of iron will appreciate it.
Nettles can also be used externally. The use of nettle decoction or tincture helps fight dandruff and itching and gives hair strength, shine and density. However, it is recommended for darker hair because the nettle tends to color light hair darker.
Nettle tincture can be easily made at home and used on the skin of the body or head.
What you need:
Freshly picked nettle
200 ml of alcohol with a higher percentage (f.e. vodka)
Procedure: Cut the nettle into smaller pieces, put in the bottle and pour alcohol over it. Leave for 4 weeks in a dark room, shake from time to time. After that time, pour only the liquid into another bottle and it is ready to use.
How to use: massage the skin of your head, skin injury or eczema
You can pick your own nettle leaves as it is a very widespread plant and can be found almost everywhere or you buy one right now.