Spring Cleanse TOP TIP #3 Stinging Soup

Top Tip #4

NETTLE is used by herbalists traditionally as a blood tonic, being full of minerals, particulalry iron, magnesium and calcium.


Nettle Latin name: Urtica dioica

 

Nettles are another easily recognisable plant. It has been said everyone can find this plant, even in the dark. It is used by herbalists traditionally as a blood tonic, being full of minerals, particularly iron, magnesium and calcium, for replenishing the body’s post-winter depleted stocks.  

It is used as a diuretic in infusions like the dandelion to help cleanse the body.

 

The best way to take it is by using the fresh nettle tops in nourishing soups: Add chopped nettles at the end of cooking for just a few minutes to break down the stings and gain all the goodness!