Have You Ever Had a "Tea" Sting?
Yes, you read that right! I'm not talking bee stings, I'm talking about stinging nettle tea. I know many people suffer from allergies and 'tis the season for most people, so I was looking for some natural vegan remedies that may help and I came across this tea!
Upon reading, I found out that this tea has many other benefits besides beating the allergy bug! Stinging nettle grows wild all over the world and is usually indicative of nutrient-rich soil. The sting that comes when leaves come in contact with bare skin is eliminated when the leaves are cooked and are sometimes eaten as a vegetable that tastes much like spinach.
The leaves used to make stinging nettle tea are the young leaves that are infused in hot water for several minutes before straining. A cool nettle infusion can help with acne and drinking the tea helps to heal these issues from the inside out.
Some other benefits of stinging nettle tea include:
- A diuretic- helps with expelling the body of waste and is good for those suffering from water retention.
- A great source of iron which can help those who suffer from anemia.
- Soothing and healing for urinary tract infections.
- Helps to combat respiratory and allergy problems such as hay fever and asthma. It can also be used to alleviating coughs and fighting off colds.
- Aids in treating hemorrhoids and skin disorders such as eczema.