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Necessary Nettles

Urtica dioica and Laportea canadensis

Vitamin and mineral-rich nettle is used to detoxify the body, treat anemia, and relieve asthma. It has diuretic, astringent, and anti-allergenic properties and is widely recognized as an excellent tonic for women and men during all stages of life. An anti-inflammatory used to improve circulation and treat arthritis, rheumatism and gout, nettle clears out waste products, strengthens the mucosa of the urinary, digestive, and respiratory systems, and prevents uric acid build-up in the joints. In Germany, a standardized extract is sold for the treatment of inflammatory conditions and prostate disease.

Nettle leaf tea has a bright green color and a vaguely sweet, richly green flavor. A perennial favorite, nettle is wonderful hot or cold. Many customers prefer it as a healthful alternative to traditional iced tea and brew it by the gallon!

Directions: Place a measuring teaspoon of tea in a tea strainer or loose in an eight-ounce cup. Add boiling water and steep for 10 minutes.

Packaged in a classic recycled aluminum tin.
Makes approximately 20 cups of tea.

Net weight 1 oz.

Note: Herbal data is provided for educational purposes only and has not been approved by the FDA.