Who needs roses when you can have nettles 😂
Went for a quick venture this AM on my property and stumbled on these beauties!! They are going right into my morning smoothie 😁
What is stinging nettel you may ask! Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica ) is wild, edible and nutritious food. There SO many benefits that I might not have enough room to post all the info.
But here are the basics:
The most important health benefits of stinging nettle include its ability to detoxify the body, improve metabolic efficiency, boost immunity, increase circulation, improve energy levels, manage menstruation, minimize menopausal symptoms, and aid in skin care. Stinging nettle has the power to protect the kidney and gallbladder health, lower inflammation, increase muscle mass, regulate hormonal activity, prevent diabetes, lower blood pressure, soothe hemorrhoids, and improve respiratory conditions.
Nettles (which contain tannic acid, lecithin, chlorophyll, iron, silicic acid, lime, potassium, phosphorus, sulfur, sodium, chlorine, and vitamins A and C) are most popular as a nutritious potherb.
If you ever walk by a seemingly harmless plant and accidentally brushed up against it, only to feel a slight stinging or prickly pain and you may curse the plant for the temporary discomfort, just remember all these benefits that this plant provides. 😉👍🏻😉
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