350ml Urtica dioica
This spring's most vigorous Stinging Nettle has been infused in Unpasteurised Organic Apple Cider Vinegar to create a perfect pick-me-up tonic!
Apple cider vinegar has been used as a health~giving agent for centuries. Hippocrates, father of medicine, is said to have used only two remedies: honey and vinegar.
Vinegar has many powers: it lowers cholesterol, improves skin tone, moderates high blood pressure, prevents/counters osteoporosis, and improves metabolic functioning.
Nettle leaf is believed to be among the most valuable herbal remedies. Because of its many nutrients, stinging nettle is traditionally used as a spring tonic. It is a slow~acting nutritive herb that gently cleanses the body of metabolic wastes. It is one of the safest alteratives, especially in the treatment of chronic disorders that require long term treatment. It has a gentle, stimulating effect on the lymphatic system, enhancing the excretion of wastes through the kidneys.
Nettle’s iron content makes it a wonderful blood builder, and the presence of vitamin C aids in the iron absorption. As a hemetic (an herb rich in iron), this is an excellent herb for anemia and fatigue, especially in women. It promotes the process of protein transanimation in the liver, effectively utilizing digested proteins, while simultaneously preventing them from being discharged through the body as waste products.
Stinging Nettle Infused Organic Cider Vinegar
DetailsStinging nettle is beneficial during pregnancy due to its rich mineral value and vitamin K, which guards against excessive bleeding. It is also a good supplement to strengthen the fetus. It is used during labor to ease the pains, and will increase milk production in lactating women. Stinging nettle is often recommended for pre-menstrual syndrome because of its toxin~ridding activity. When the liver is sluggish, it processes estrogen slowly, contributing to the high levels that cause or aggravate PMS. It acts as a restorative remedy during menopause, and the astringency of the herb helps in excessive menstrual flow.
As a diuretic, stinging nettle increases the secretion and flow of urine. This makes it invaluable in cases of fluid retention and bladder infections. It is also anti-lithic and nephridic, breaking down stones in the kidneys and gravel in the bladder.
Nettle Leaf is specific to the kidneys and bladder, helping to dissolve kidney stones. It also nourishes and purifies the blood eliminating metabolic wastes and toxins. It is especially cleansing to the body and helps to expel mucus from the lungs.
Nettles are high in iron; Vitamins A, C, D, E and K; high in chlorophyll; riboflavin; thiamine; calcium; magnesium; silicon, sulphur, copper, chromium, zinc, cobalt, potassium and phosphorus.
Stinging nettle is an astringent, diuretic, tonic, anodyne, pectoral, rubefacient, styptic, anthelmintic, nutritive, alterative, hemetic, anti~rheumatic, anti~allergenic, anti~lithic/lithotriptic, haemostatic, stimulant, decongestant, herpatic, febrifuge, kidney depurative/nephritic, galactagogue, hypoglycemic, expectorant, anti~spasmodic, and anti~histamine.