Nettle: Treasure of Health and Vitamin
The perfect blood purifier, stimulates discharge of harmful substances from the body, strengthens the immune system.
Nettle (Urtica Dioica). Some experts called the most valuable plant in the world , because its exceptional composition is a cure for many diseases .
Dark green nettle leaves by boiling become soft and extremely healing , and similar properties have its roots and seeds .
Nettle is used as a remedy for blood cleansing and anti- ischemic therapy, anti hair loss, rheumatism and diseases of the joints, fever, ulcers, insomnia, nervousness … stimulates the liver and pancreas , is an excellent diureticÂ .
Increases the defensive power of the immune system, restores strength and energy, prevents inflammation, promotes discharge of harmful substances from the body.
And its rich chlorophyll content, helps repair damaged cells and affects the longer retention of oxygen in the brain.
This plant is very widespread and growing like weeds in the abandoned places along the roads …
It is important to know how and when is harvested, and experts say that the spring is season of collecting leaves, from spring to autumn roots, and a complete plant throughout the year.
Seeds are collected only in August, which is very important if it’s used for medicine.
Because of the vitamin and nutritional value nettle is considered to be extremely healthy and beneficial. It contains a lot of protein, carbohydrates, fats.
Nettle has minerals like calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, vitamin C, A, B2, B5, K, carotene, pantothenic acid, lecithin, tannin. It is a rich source of vitamin C and A than most cultivated plants.
Young nettle leaves to taste nearly like spinach. But they contain five times more calcium and six times more vitamin C than spinach.
The seed has a flavor of wallnuts, which becomes more intense when the seeds are fried. The flowers are also edible and are highly aromatic.
Due to the excellent quality, the Viennese physician Bankhofer recommended nettle soup, pasta verde and nettle tea.
The leaves, according to him, can be added with other herbs to soup or salad, but after they are soaked in hot water.
Nettle tea is prepared with a full tablespoon, well washed and finely chopped nettle poured in boiling water and let it sit for a minute to a minute and a half.
It is served lukewarm and drinked by small sips. Professor Bankhofer says that for a few days everyone who drinks this tea will feel better and stronger, because this drink aid gall bladder, kidneys and liver.
Scientific research has shown that the nettle is effective at allergies related with the arrival of spring . But before you start to use syrup, extract or tea from nettle people with allergic problems should consult a doctor or homeopath.
Due to the large amounts of potassium nettle is acting as diuretic, and is used in the treatment of urinary tract and preventing the formation of kidney stones .
Iron in nettle tea contributes to the formation of red blood cells, making it easier to supply the body with oxygen and protects against anemia. As blood cleaner, tea is beneficial for acne and pimples. Recommended for infections in the mouth, ulcers or inflammation of the gums.
And encourages cell renewal too, so it is recommended against cartilage damage.
As a remedy for stomach and liver problems, tea should be prepared from the whole plant. In two pints of water put three tablespoons of chopped nettles to settle for 10 to 12 hours.
After that, the mixture is cooked with a lid on for 30 minutes, and when cooled drink one cup three times a day before meals. This tes separates mucus from the lungs, cleans intestines, liver and stomach.