Many of you have been stung by nettles, while spending time in the nature, yet don’t give in to anger and start weeding them away. The hairs of nettles protect the curative and hair-strengthening power of vitamins.
The nettle is a well-known edible and medicinal herb. Only of young sprouts up to 15 cm, harvested in spring, can be used for food or tea.
Ingredients: nettles (Urtica dioica L.) — organic 100 %
Certified according to LT-EKO-001
Our teas are made of organic herbs, grown by our company or gathered from natural habitats. After careful sorting the herbs are then dried at the company’s dryer. Dried material is separated from the stems, crushed and sieved right before packing in order to keep our herbal teas fresh and fragrant as long as possible. This careful process, which involves a lot of handwork, is done only by our company’s employees, making sure that our customers enjoy only the highest quality products.
All herbs naturally growing in their habitats or farms accumulate various bioactive substances and thus have been used for treatment purposes since the old days.
Dried leaves should be crisp, hairy, dark green, slightly bitter and have a peculiar scent. Raw material should contain no more than 14 % moist, 5 % unnaturally-coloured leaves, no more than 10 % of crushed particles, falling through of a 3 mm sieve, and no more than 1 % of other organic additives.
Nettles are used for anaemia treatment. Nettle leaf tea is recommended for women after giving birth, since it increases haemoglobin, reduces bleeding (vitamin K increases coagulation) and improves uterine muscle tone.
Folk medicine uses not only nettle tea, but also nettle juice. These preparations eliminate harmful micro-organisms and stimulate wound healing. Infusion or juice can be applied to eczema-damaged skin, trophic ulcers and burns.
Nettles cannot be used in cases of increased coagulation or allergies.
Young leaves can be used for soups and teas. Nettles are especially valuable in spring.
Nettle leaf tea tonic strengthens hair. Add 1 tablespoon of dried and crushed leaves to a glass of boiling water. Wash the hair and rub the tonic into the scalp.
We recommend traditional tea making recipes, which will unfold the pleasure of slow and serene flow of the Mint Life through the senses of taste and flavour.
Tea making method:
Parboiling. Rinse a ceramic or glass vessel with boiling water. Put 1 teaspoon of herbs into a sieve (better use a special ceramic cup with a sieve) and pour in one glass (250 ml) of boiling water. Cover the cup and leave it for 5-10 minutes until the active substances of the herbs saturate the water. By the way, a glass of iced herbal tea is a great refreshment on a hot summer’s day.
Tea can be parboiled in a thermal jug too. We recommend using the ones with a mirror glass lining. Put in 2 tablespoons of herbs, add 1-1.5 l of boiling water and close tightly. Consume in one day.
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