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  • Writer's pictureAnna Rathbun, NC

Nettle Tea for Strong Bones

I have found a way to seriously crave every bit of my healthy nettle infusion tea throughout the day.   For years I have been playing around with nettle tea; trying to boost my health with that powerful weed that grows along the creek beds.  Each spring as the pollen kicks up and my allergies make me feel like a slug, I would scoop a cup of nettle mint blend into a mason jar, add boiling water and carry it with me with throughout the day.  Most days I ended up with a full jar of rotten tea for plant fertilizer. My plants were thriving and I was still dragging and sneezing.

Why can’t I take the time to strain and drink my healthy tea during the day?  I always have time to make another cup of Earl Grey and eat my lunch?  So I added the earl grey to the infusion and I can’t wait to pour my next cup.  My allergies have disappeared and my energy is great.  Do I sound like I am all hopped up on caffeine? Yes, but I was going to drink the earl grey anyway and now I am nourishing my adrenals at the same time I am kicking my adrenals.

Nettle infusion is extremely high in minerals and phytonutrients and great for bones, adrenals and allergies.  It has been touted to increase energy, resolve allergies, rebuild bone and even reverse grey hair!   I’ll let you know in a few months if it reverses grey hair.

That quart of nettle infusion contains over 1000 mg of calcium along with other bone building minerals, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, silicon, boron and zinc.   It is very high in lutein and beta-carotene which we know of as eye nutrients and rutin and quercetin which are best known for alleviating allergies.

Drinking these nutrients in the whole herb form of nettle infusion makes their components much stronger than if you consumed the same nutrients in capsuled supplements.   The different vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals work together in perfect harmony to strengthen the kidneys and adrenals and replenish minerals in the bones, skin and hair.

My kids love nettle infusion, but I haven’t found a way to make it easy for them to dispense in the fridge and I don’t want to share my caffeinated version.   Any suggestions? 

Caffeinated Nettle Tea recipe – Combine 1 cup dried nettles and 1 earl grey tea bag in a mason jar.  Boil water and slowly pour it over the herbs, so the jar doesn't crack.  Use a mason jar lid to seal it tightly and wait 4 hours.  Strain and drink the tea throughout the day.  Refrigerate after 4 hours to prevent bacterial growth.

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