Nettle - Urtica Dioica
Nourishing Herbal Infusions the Wise Woman Way
Stinging nettle infusion strengthens the adrenals: relieving anxiety and building
focused energy. Depleted adrenals often over-react, giving rise to sudden sensations
of anxiety, fear, and nervousness. Use bulk herb, not tea bags, not capsules. Put one
ounce by weight (about a cup by volume) of the dried nettle herb in a quart jar. Fill
the jar to the top with boiling water and cover tightly. Let steep for at least four
hours; overnight is fine. Strain herb out and drink the remaining liquid. Iced nettle
infusion is particularly good. The taste is green, like spinach broth, and is better
seasoned with salt than sugar or honey. Refrigerate your nettle infusion after
straining it and drink it promptly as it is likely to ferment if kept for more than two
If having enough energy to earn your daily
bread and to get all your chores done is a
struggle for you. If you go to bed tired, but
wake up even more tired. If you can't get up
and go without coffee, or can't slow down and
relax without alcohol. If your fatigue is ruining
your mood and your friendships. Then it's
time to build energy and stamina the Wise
The Wise Woman Tradition nourishes
optimum energy, and optimum health, by
using safe simple nourishing herbal infusions,
eating whole grains, and avoiding stimulants.
Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) is my
favorite energizing infusion. It gives
me the energy to work 14-15 hours
a day on my dairy goat farm, train
my apprentices, write books, run a
publishing company and a
workshop center, and fly all over
the world to teach. I don't know
how I could do so much otherwise.
Because stinging nettle strengthens the
kidneys and adrenals, it builds powerful
energy from the inside out, and gives one
amazing stamina. If you drink 4-5 quarts
of nettle infusion weekly, you can expect to
see results within 3-6 weeks.
There are no contraindications to the use
of stinging nettle infusion. Side effects may
include: thicker hair, softer skin, stronger
veins, and greater delight in life.
Nettle infusion is the energy of the Earth. Nettle rebuilds the adrenals and the kidneys,
keeps the blood vessels flexible, shines up the hair, improves skin tone, nourishes the
immune system, and moderates or eliminates most allergies. Nettle infusion (not tea,
not tincture, not capsules) provides lavish amounts of protein, all macro- and
trace-minerals in excellent amounts, and every vitamin we need - excepting vitamin
B12. Nettle is considered an anti-cancer herb in South America. These are some of the
reasons I drink a quart or more every week.
Nothing improves health faster and more firmly than regular use of
nourishing herbal infusions and medicinal vinegars. Learn more about these
nourishing infusions by ordering Susun Weed's MP3 or CD set.
Includes information on stinging nettle, oatstraw, comfrey leaf, red clover,
linden, and aromatic mints.
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