Drink Up! Nettle Tea
If you are a regular tea drinker, nettle tea is a great addition to your hydration rotation that has beneficial vitamins and nutrients. You can use stinging nettle in various ways, but my favorite way is to use nettle is as a water replacement (when I get tired of drinking plain water). Stinging nettle (the plant used to make nettle tea) has been used for quite some time by many cultures. Each cup of nettle tea contains vitamins A, B, and K, riboflavin, niacin, folate, carbohydrates (71.33%), fat (2.36%) and proteins (25.8%). It is also rich in minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, zinc, copper and magnesium (source).
Some of the purported benefits of stinging nettle include:
- Helps to reduce impact of allergies as it serves as a natural anti-histamine.
- Promotes hair growth
- Helps diabetics control blood sugar
- Aids in reducing inflammatory pain from arthritis
- Among many others
The next time you're looking for a refreshing drink give nettle tea a try. This is my go-to nettle tea infusion. It's so refreshing to drink slightly chilled or room temperature.
I'm not a medical professional and this isn't medical advice! Be sure to speak with your health care provider if you're adding any new herb or supplement to your diet.