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The thousand-uses of nettle-based decoction


A infusion of nettle it can be a mild natural remedy against anemia, it can help us purify the body, fight hair dandruff, oily skin, canker sores and can make a contribution in the battle against hair loss.

Nettle, purifying herbal tea
To prepare apurifying herbal tea based on nettleone tablespoon of dry nettle leaves in 250 ml of water must be decocted. Leave the decoction to rest for 5 minutes, remove the leaves and drink 2 cups of herbal tea a day between meals.

Those who do not intend to buy dried nettle leaves can prepare an herbal tea with fresh leaves and stems. In this case, 50 grams of leaves and stems must be placed in decoction (for 10 minutes) (be careful to remove the seeds which are strongly purgative) in one and a half liters of water. Boil until the water is reduced to just one liter. Store in a bottle and drink 2-3 small glasses a day.

Infusion of Nettlefor the treatment of canker sores
To treat canker sores, it is possible to use a infusion based on nettle.
Infuse 200 grams of nettle leaves in half a liter of water. Leave the infusion to rest for 15 minutes, remove the leaves and rinse mouth four times a day.

L'nettleas a revitalizer for hair
To prepare a natural revitalizing hair pack, boil a few handfuls of nettle leaves, drain and chop finely. Mix the chopped nettle with the yolk of an egg. Place the pack on the scalp.

In the article entitledNettle, recipes and properties, we have analyzed themedicinal propertiesof the plant:

  • Antidiarrheal
  • Astringents
  • Property Depurative
  • Property Diuretic
  • Hemostatic
  • Hepatoprotectors
  • Hypotensive
  • Revulsive
  • Remineralizers
  • Property Tonics

Where to collect the nettle?
To make the most of theproperty of the nettlethe balsamic time of the various herbaceous parts must be respected. The nettle blooms from June to September. The balsamic period of stems and leaves occurs in spring and before flowering, the balsamic period of the roots is from late summer to late autumn. L'nettle it is easily found in uncultivated land, in woods and in mountainous areas up to 1600 meters.


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