Locally pronounced as “bicchoo ghas”, the Himalayan Stinging Nettle are wildly grown in the Organic Himalayan soil and gather a lot of nutrients and benefits from their area. The plant boasts pretty, heart-shaped leaves and yellow or pink flowers, but the stem is covered in tiny, stiff hairs that release stinging chemicals when touched. Interestingly, the leaves in their natural form can cause much pain to the person who grabs or holds them, while the same when carefully plucked can be used to make remedies for a host of ailments.
Stinging nettle’s leaves and root provide a wide variety of nutrients, including
- Vitamins: Vitamins A, C and K, as well as several B vitamins
- Minerals: Calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and sodium
- Fats: Linoleic acid, linolenic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid and oleic acid
- Amino acids: All of the esential amino acids
- Polyphenols: Kaempferol, quercetin, caffeic acid, coumarins and other flavonoids
- Pigments: Beta-carotene, lutein, luteoxanthin and other carotenoids
Nettle tea is gradually assuming huge popularity in the West, a part of it is attributed to its excellent detox properties. Ancient Egyptians used stinging nettle to treat arthritis and lower back pain, while Roman troops rubbed it on themselves to help stay warm. You can have it at least twice a day - or more - whenever you wish. Making nettle tea a part of your daily cleanse routine sounds like a good idea, here are more reasons to do so:
1. "Nettle leaves are potent. They have properties which cleanse your body, blood, flushes out toxins and facilitate maintaining a clearer skin..
2. Nettle tea is excellent for people who face water retention issues.
3. It also helps balance excess sodium in the body.
4. Nettle tea is excellent for boosting metabolism and immunity.
5. Nettle tea is made by seeping nettle leaves in hot water, it is said to be great for relieving joint pains and menstrual cramps.
6. Apart from cleansing the skin, regular nettle tea consumption helps alleviate puffy eyes.
7. Nettle leaves are laced with anti-inflammatory properties, this makes it a good option for combating allergic reactions.
8. Nettle leaves have also been used in blood tonics with an aim to purify blood.
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