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Nettle Water - Uses and All Benefits

Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
Nettle Water - Uses and All Benefits

What does nettle water mean? This is the water in which you have soaked, boiled or steamed freshly picked or dried nettles. Since the plant releases extremely valuable substances during the boiling or steaming process, this dark greenish decoction is extremely valuable.

It contains vitamins, carotene, iron, potassium, magnesium and many other useful elements. Here is what nettle water can be used for and what the benefits of it are.

Nettle stops hair loss and stimulates hair growth

Use the water from boiling or steaming nettles several times a week for more acute conditions. Use it pleasantly warmed and rub it into the roots of the hair with gentle movements of the fingers. Then, with the rest, wash the entire hair. You will soon notice that the hair is no longer falling and new and fresh strands are growing from your scalp. In addition, your hair will become healthy, soft and shiny. For the same purpose, you can also apply a ready-made nettle water product, which can be found in stores. It is available as a hair spray.

Nettle Water - Uses and All Benefits

Nettles for anemia

If you have iron deficiency, consume nettle water as a tea to get the necessary amounts of the valuable element. You can drink a minimum of 1-2 tea cups nettle tea per day. If the taste is unpleasant, sweeten it with honey. With regular intake, you will soon have enough iron to deal with anemia.

Nettles as a blood purifier

Internal intake of steamed nettle water has a strong blood-purifying property. In this case, you can add yarrow, white birch leaves and other herbs to the infusion, but the combination should be prepared by an experienced herbalist. It will take into account exactly what your body needs. Purification of the blood leads to the improvement or complete cure of a number of skin diseases, including tetter, eczema, urticaria, etc.

Nettles for the treatment of sciatica, arthritis, osteoarthritis

Nettle water

It is taken internally as a tea. Treats inflammation of the affected joints and reduces pain. But in addition, nettle water can be applied externally in the form of a compress or baths. For a compress – dip a clean gauze into the nettle decoction and then apply it to problem areas. For baths - use the prepared water with soaked nettle leaves. Soon the pains will subside and the inflammation will disappear.

In order to include the healthy nettles into your menu more often, choose one of these tried and tested recipes for nettle porridge, nettle soup or any of these delicious nettle recipes.