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When you drink nettle tea, you’re actually drinking lots and lots of different vitamins and minerals that can help your body. People have known for a long time (even as far back as 3000 BC¹) that nettle tea is good for the body, but it was only in the 20th century that scientists were able to detect all the different vitamins and minerals, and measure their quantities.
Here is the list of vitamins and minerals found in nettle leaves, which get transferred into the nettle tea.
Vitamins found in nettle leaves (100g of fresh leaves)¹
Vitamin C 238 mg – Promotes immune system health
Vitamin E 14.4 mg – An antioxidant which also promotes healthy skin
Beta-carotene (Vitamin A) 5 mg – For healthy eyes, deficiency can cause blindness
Vitamin B3 0.62 mg – B vitamins boost energy levels by regulating metabolism
Vitamin B2 0.23 mg
Vitamin B6 0.068 mg
Vitamin B1 0.015 mg
Minerals found in nettle leaves (100g of fresh leaves)¹
Calcium 853 mg – Essential for bone health
Potassium 532 mg – Plays an important role in the nervous system
Magnesium 96 mg – Maintains energy levels
Phosphorus 75 mg – Essential for bone health
Sodium 16 mg – Plays an essential role in the nervous system
Iron 13 mg – Vital for blood health, prevents anemia
Manganese 3 mg – Works with calcium to ensure bone health
Zinc 0.9 mg – Important for immune system health
Copper 0.52 mg – Produces essential enzymes that allow organs to work properly
Selenium 0.0027 mg – Essential for thyroid function
Aside from all the vitamins and minerals, there is also:
Water 76.9 g
Protein 6.5 g
Fiber 5.3 g
Fat 1.6 g
Caffeine 0.0 mg (this is why nettle tea is caffeine free!)As you can see, this is quite a long list and it helps to explain why nettle tea is so good for the body when each and every cup you drink contains all these different vitamins and minerals.
There are many different forms of vitamin E. But the one inside nettle is special because it is the one that the human body prefers, and is absorbed better by the body.²
Sodium & Potassium
Nettle tea has a very low ratio of sodium to potassium, which helps protect against cardiovascular diseases (heart disease) and cancer.¹
A common question is “does nettle tea contain caffeine?
” As you can see, there is no caffeine in nettle tea because the nettle leaves, from which the tea is made, do not naturally contain caffeine. If you are drinking a blend of nettle and other teas, you should check the packet to see if it is caffeine free.
There is no sugar in nettle tea (unless you add it) so that makes it a great healthy drink which can help you lose weight.
The nettle is extremely rich in proteins. Actually, twice as much as spinach.¹
Amino acids, are molecules that combine to form proteins which are the building blocks for your body’s cells, muscles and organs! They are also essential to the immune system’s ability to fight of diseases. Nettle leaves have lots of amino acids.
An anti-coagulant has been identified in nettle leaves. This substance is a derivative of heparin¹, which is used medically as a blood thinner to prevent the formation of blood clots.³
It should be noted that the nettle tea does not have any fat! The small amount of fat in the nettle leaves will remain inside the green material and does not get transferred to the tea.
Now that you know what is inside nettle tea, you can without doubt appreciate why it is such a healthy drink. All the vitamins and minerals work together to help the body stay healthy. All this is scientific evidence that supports the use of nettle as a medicinal plant for conditions such as arthritis, allergic rhinitis, or benign prostatic hypertrophy.¹The stinging nettle grows all over the world. The plant has tiny stinging hairs on its leaves and stems. The hair on the stems and leaves of the plant contain a chemical substance, which causes irritation when it comes in contact with bare skin.
Benefits Of Stinging Nettle For Skin
But as I said earlier, stinging nettle is much more than its sting! Some of the benefits of stinging nettle are:
The plant has some great properties, which work well for treating various skin conditions.
1. Keeps Skin YoungDue to its antioxidant properties, it provides various effective uses to the skin. The antioxidant properties in it help to control free radicals in the body, which lead to premature aging of the skin.
2. Makes Skin Healthy:The plant is also rich in silica, which helps in strengthening the skin and making it look healthy. Its bactericidal, stimulating, anti-inflammatory and mildly deodorant properties make the plant an effective ingredient for many beauty products.
Benefits Of Stinging Nettle For Hair:
The stinging nettle efficiently treats hair and scalp related issues.
3. Treats Hair Loss Problem:Fatty acids, Vitamin A and Vitamin C in the nettles help the hair grow lush and healthy. It is known to be useful in the treatment of hair loss too. Stinging nettle oil helps in strengthening the hair and can be applied both on the hair and scalp.
4. Heals Damaged Hair And Dandruff:It helps to combat dandruff and other scalp conditions. The use of the oil made from nettle extracts also helps to make hair stronger and voluminous. The extract from the nettle root is used as a common component for making a number of conditioners and shampoos.
Health Benefits Of Stinging Nettle:Apart from keeping your skin and hair healthy, stinging nettle also has several health benefits.
5. Helps Healthy Digestion:It is effective in reducing stomach pain, stimulating gastric gland secretion, stimulating the digestive system and proper functioning of the pancreas and liver.
6. Strengthens Immune system:The immune system can be strengthened with the use of stinging nettle. It regulates metabolism and hormone levels, particularly in male. It is also proved effective in fighting against swelling by acting as an anti-inflammatory component. Consumption of stinging nettle tea helps in improving allergic conditions, such as asthma, itching, sneezing and hay fever. It is also considered as a home remedy to treat allergies.
7. Treats Inflammation:Called as urtification, the process includes the use of fresh nettles to effectively treat arthritis, sciatica, and hand and feet neuritis. The nettles, which are freshly picked, are made to strike gently on the affected areas. The pain can be eliminated from the joint of the patients suffering from gout by taking hot bath with the nettles. The uric acid gets released from the joints by the diuretic action of the nettles, which is helpful in removing the pain from the joints.
8. Good For Women:Stinging nettle is beneficial for many conditions related particularly to women. It is rich in iron, making it effective in fighting fatigue and anemia. It helps keep the hormone levels in balance in women. It is helpful in encouraging the production of milk in feeding mothers. It also contains silica and other minerals, which are essential for the proper and healthy growth of nails.
A Word Of Caution:Like any other natural ingredient, stinging nettle too should be used carefully. Pregnant women should avoid using this nettle. In case you develop any side effects, stop using stinging nettle and go see your doctor. Better still, check with your doctor before you start using this herb to avoid complications.
Stinging nettle is safe to use, but never self medicate. Use the services of an expert—always! With the right dosage, stinging nettle can provide you that much needed boost. Try it today!