I’m always looking for ways to keep myself up and running during the summer time when it’s hot an I’m dragging. Out back I grow a little patch of Stinging Nettle. It’s not the friendliest plant (hence it’s name), but it has many uses to give it home here at our little farm. Remember, this is stinging nettle and it can cause skin irritation. So harvesting with tongs or gloves is a good idea!
This plant has deep green leaves, which indicates “energy”. Put a handful of fresh nettle leaves or 1 oz of dried in a teapot of 2-3 cups of boiling water, turn off heat and let it steep for at least 4 hours. Strain. Use within 36 hours. Sweeten with honey, agave or even a few leaves of stevia plant if desired.
I drink this daily when I need an energy boost without wiring my nerves.
Ayurvedic medicine uses an infusion of nettle tea as a spring tonic and rejuvenator.
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