Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) in Germany is sold as an herb for prostate diseases and as a diuretic. It is a common ingredient in other herbal blends produced in Germany for rheumatic complaints and inflammatory conditions (especially for the lower urinary tract and prostate).
In the United States many remarkable properties are attributed to nettle and the leaf is utilized for different problems than the root. The leaf is used here mostly as a diuretic and for allergies. Dr. Andrew Wiel M.D. author of Natural Health/ Natural Medicine says he knows of nothing more effective than nettle for allergy relief and his statement is backed up by studies at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. "Decongestants, antihistamines, allergy shots and even prescription medications such as Allegra and Claritin treat only the symptoms of allergies and tend to lose effectiveness over a period of time. They can also cause drowsiness, dry sinuses, insomnia and high blood pressure. Nettle has none of these side effects.
It can be used on a regular basis and has an impressive number of other benefits." Nettle has a similar taste to green tea and we tend to add Hibiscus Flowers as it lends a fruity, refreshing flavor to make a pretty yummy tea...
Organic Stinging Nettle
How to Use
1 teaspoon per cup of tea. You may add some lemon juice and stevia, honey, or agave to taste. We tend to add Hibiscus Flowers to all tea for its refreshing taste.
There is 2.5 oz of tea per bag.
If you are diabetic, have kidney issues, pregnant, or breastfeeding please consult your physician. In sensitive individuals, Nettle Leaf preparations may cause rash, may occasionally cause mild gastrointestinal upset or allergic reactions (ie. itching,rash, hives). Do not use if you have a known hypersensitivity to Nettle Plants. Not Recommended for children under 12 years of age.