Using Urtica Dioica otherwise known to us as Stinging Nettles. These are a herbaceous perennial flowering plant that is native to Europe, Asia, Northern Africa and Western North America. Now widely researched and being used medicinally as food to boost well being and health.
For women’s health it has been noted for its amazing benefit in minimising harmful estogen metabolites in the body. Also a great ally when used to combat many modern diseases which can compromise so many women’s endocrine health in issues such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome/disorder PCOS or PCOD which is on the rise although can be used safely with herbs such a nettles and natural nutrition.
Baby Nettles help release toxins and boost Liver health. when used alongside a Personalised Nutrition Programme they can be instrumental and the right herb to have for promoting a deep cleanse to support the release of toxins at a cellular level provided this is done with practitioner support to boost health and well being.
Other benefits of Urtica Dioica/Nettles. Used for centuries across the world for toning and nourishing the uterus. Taken alongside a nutrition programme where food is carefully selected can be highly effective in strengthening the life force / kidneys and tired or stressed out adrenal glands.
The evidence speaks for itself as chlorophyll is a natural detoxifier and proves to be highly beneficial when taken for several months for any woman preparing their body for pregnancy as well as sustaining for the embryo once conception occurs.
If taken before the expected birth it again shows us how supportive it can be in preparing for the baby’s birth as it is high in Vitamin K, which is essential in a healthy delivery.
I have mine in a daily smoothie and include a cup of freshly cut tips of young plants which are growing wild and free right now.
Up to two cups a day can be really helpful and boosting for the liver health. I had baby nettles during my 3rd trimesters which is considered safe.
It’s also great to drink postpartum and helps nourish the uterus and again post-pregnancy in helping get your body back to your old self. There are also added benefits for increasing milk flow for breastfeeding and been widely researched and evidenced to help with lactation and a rich milk supply.
This is a great time of the year to pick fresh nettles and freeze for later use.
Spring is also a time when hayfever is prevalent. Have a nettle infusion to help reduce seasonal pollen as a natural anti-histamine.