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Nettle Gets Your Groove Back

The first of May has come and gone and the blooms and blossoms of Spring are merging from our landscape. There are SO many fantastic blossoming plants to learn about...and we will!!! When sitting down to write this blog, I contemplated many other interesting and maybe not so well known species, but I kept coming back to Nettle. Although Urtica dioica, Stinging Nettle has been used in different cultures for centuries, many here in the United States still stay WAY clear of this plant for fear of the Nettle Rash. Lets talk about that....


Personally, I just love that Nettle has such a clear, powerful and direct voice!! She vibrates loudly with the energetics of the Earth. One touch feels like walking closely to a highly charged electric fence. For sure, she is not a quiet healer. So.. what does that mean?? Lets start with the name. Urtication is an ancient folk practice that is said to relieve the body of inflammation through the intentional rubbing of stinging nettles over the body to stimulate and promote movement in the joints. Beyond that - It has more vitamins and minerals than any other plant that I know!! I'm pretty sure that it could be a primary component of your diet. Nettles are high in Vitamin K, A, B, Magnesium, Calcium and Iron!! Pretty amazing.. but let me tell you why and how I use it.


Nettle is an amazing support for the adrenal system and it reduces allergy symptoms. It is literally good for every part of you from head to toe!! In her magnificence, Nettle nourishes the body from the inside out, like a good earthy soil would do for a growing plant. It tonifies the kidneys and adrenal glands, strengthens hair and nails and brings elasticity to the skin and blood vessels. I am one of those people who stay active from dawn until midnight - everyday. Sometimes I think I have no limit. But everybody has limits.. we have to learn how to take care of ourselves and be committed to it. Nettle helps me with this. I put out so so much, and Nettle is a gift that allows me to take something back in. I use it in many of my tea blends. When I make tea, I make it the Wise Woman way, as an Nourishing Herbal Infusion. Susun Weed has excellent information on NHI's and how healthy and beneficial they are to your body. Instead of doing a NHI separately, when I brew tea, I take them all as NHI's. For me, this looks like placing my favorite tea in a French Press and covering with boiling water. I leave this to set for 4-8 hours and then enjoy. Many times I will pour my tea/infusion in a cup and warm it again to enjoy! Don't forget to refrigerate any leftovers so that they don't go rancid!! Herbs are very powerful and nutritious when taken this way.


So spread the word!! Get your groove back!! And.. Give Nettle some love!!!




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