If your like me and you are on the natural side of the fence and despise lining the pharmaceutical companies pockets or taking drugs with side effects and god knows what else, then you seriously want to try nettle tea for hayfever!
A few weeks ago I was a skeptic and I chose to deal with the itchy eyes and the blocked/runny nose rather than reach for the benedryl. I had been hearing a lot about nettle tea and how potent it was for relieving hayfever so I decided to give it a try as the symptoms this year have been the most relentless they have ever been and I couldn’t take anymore. I don’t like tea or coffee so was hesitant. I decided to use 1/3 of hot water with the tea bag and let it stew for 10 mins. Doesn’t actually taste that bad but you need 3+ cups a day to notice the relief. I have been consuming between 5-8 cups just for good measure combined with a herbal tincture remedy called ‘Luffa complex’. Its wonderous stuff! The combination works.
I love the stuff so much I looked further into the other positive effects that nettle tea provides-
Nettle tea can help you lose weight-
Nettle tea contains acetylcholine and serotonin which can help you stop craving the bad things and remove your appetite very quickly. If you drink water quickly it can make you look bloated and fat, nettle tea helps you remove this because nettle tea is a diuretic. This means that it can help your body remove waste products more quickly.
Disclaimer – While nettle tea will not make you slim very quickly, it will contribute hugely to your weight loss and diet, so should be considered as an integral part of your weight loss program.
Ever wondered what nettle tea contains?
To start of with, nettle tea contains NO sugar, NO caffeine and NO fat. Nettle tea leaves contain vitamins C, B1, B2, B3, B6 and vitamin E. Nettle tea is a natural source of calcium (for strong bones) and iron (which is used in your blood). Nettle tea is rich in protein and it contains a considerable amount of fibre (which helps you digest food). Nettle tea can help foods pass through your body quickly.
Ever wondered if there is a miracle cure for hair loss?
Well, you may be in luck! Nettle tea is a really effective way to grow hair. And what’s even better is that you don’t even have to drink any tea to reap its benefits! By simply rinsing your hair with cold/warm nettle tea (make sure it’s not too hot!) you can grow hair and prevent baldness. Nettle tea has many benefits, from helping with weight loss, to helping people with arthritis, and I think it’s very important you take advantage of these benefits.
As usual consult a doctor before taking herbal remedies such as nettle tea.
Nettle Tea for acne?
Nettle tea has many benefits but one of the less commonly known advantages of drinking it regularly is being able to treat (or sometimes even cure) acne and other skin conditions. Nettle tea and nettle-related food products are all beneficial to your skin. But saying that there is a sensible limit to the amount of nettle tea you should consume, because like all things too much nettle tea can be poisonous* (although please don’t get scared about drinking nettle tea! – it’s poisonous in the same way that too much water would be poisonous).
Try it! Its an all natural cure!