A friend of mine swears by nettle tea and says that is extremely helpful, particular in dealing with hormonal issues. Can you fill me in?
– Linda M., Syracuse, NY
I’ve always loved nettle tea because it works on the endocrine system and helps with hormonal balance, for both men and women. It is known to aid the inhibition of prostate activity, and help with both PMS and menopause. It is also known as one of the best tonic herbs for longevity.
Chock full of nutrients, this herb might just be the tea that could make a positive difference in your sense of hormonal balance, whether you are a man or a woman.
Another great reason to try nettle tea is because it can stop “falling hair.”
I like nettle tea, but nettle tinctures are great, too, as are nettle pills!
Nettle Tea This infusion will last in the refrigerator for about a week.
A handful of dried nettle leaves A quart mason jar
Place the nettle leaves in the jar, and fill with boiling water. Cover tightly and set overnight. Strain, and either drink the tea cold or heat it up. You can add milk and a natural sweetener.
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By Annie B. Bond, the best-selling and award-winning author of five healthy/green living books, including Better Basics for the Home (Three Rivers Press, 1999), Home Enlightenment (Rodale Press, 2005), Clean & Green (1990), and most recently True Food (National Geographic, 2010 and winner of Gourmand Awards Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook in the World). She has authored literally thousands of articles and was named “the foremost expert on green living” by Body & Soul magazine (2009).