Botanical Name: Urtica dioica.
Part Used: Dried leaf.
About Nettle Leaf: Nettle leaf is one of the most nutritious plants on earth, categorized both as a food and a beneficial herb. Nettle leaf is high in minerals and micronutrients like iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and various amino acids (the building blocks of proteins). Harvested and dried in spring, Nettles are delicious and supportive all year round. They nourish and revitalize the whole body.
Nettles enjoy a long infusion (30 minutes to 8 hours), and when brewed this way, result in an emerald green and thirst-quenching tea that supports the immune system, the lymphatic system, liver, and kidneys. Nettles are a wonderful ally for the changing seasons. The leaves help to strengthen and restore energy and stamina by supporting a healthy adrenal system and encourage healthy metabolic functions in the body. Nettles support healthy tissues and cells, offers resilience to our souls, and helps build loving boundaries for the whole body.
Garden Notes: Every spring at Avena, Nettles emerge from the soil with great anticipation. The fresh young leaves are hand-harvested under dappled light and carefully laid out to dry in our drying rooms.
Taste / Energetics: salty, slightly sweet.
Actions: mineral-rich, nutritive, building.
When to reach for it: When you're craving "greens". For year-round nutritive support. Early spring and early autumn. When you desire to nourish the blood and strengthen the body. Convalescence. To support healthy pregnancy. As part of a mineral-rich protocol. For highly sensitive people seeking stronger boundaries.
Ingredients: Nettle leaf (Urtica dioica)†.
Servings: 85 per 6oz bag.
Serving Size: 1 tbsp.
Suggested Use: 1-3 tablespoons dried herb per 8oz cup of water. Infuse in hot water, covered at least 15 minutes. For a deeper mineral-rich extraction, prepare as an overnight infusion, strain, and enjoy at room temperature or heat the infusion to drink warm. Nettle blends well with many herbs as a tea.
Safety Considerations: None.
^Certified Organic, ^^Sustainably Cultivated, **Consciously Wildcrafted, †Biodynamic
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.