Herbs

Stinging nettle

One of the things that came up the most for everyone’s health in re-balancing the body mineral wise is stinging nettle. Ideally would be to make food out of fresh stinging nettle – puree like spinach, but most of us only have access to making tea from dry leafs. Still a fantastic tool for our best health.

Best way to make the infusion: 1/3 cup of dried, organic nettle (inexpensive) per 1 liter of water. Boil 1 liter of clean, non-chlorinated water (well or fresh harvested spring water is best) and pour over the dried herbs. Allow to sit overnight or even better for a minimum of 4 hours in the sun to draw all the minerals. Pour through a sieve and compost the herbs. Store in a glass jar in the fridge. Consume within 1-5 days. A quart of nettle infusion contains more than 1000 milligrams of calcium, 15000 IU of vitamin A, 760 milligrams of vitamin K, 10% protein, and lavish amounts of most B vitamins.” The darker the better. Ideally would be a minimum a cup/day on the maintaining diet and 2-3 cups/day on the restoring diet.