Nettle tea is a herbal remedy often recommended to naturally treat high blood pressure, gout, PMS, rheumatism, and ending diarrhea, scurvy, liver and prostate problems. The plant also helps combat urinary system infections, diabetes and arthritis, as well as to stimulate urination and lactation. Nettle tea displays anti-inflammatory and mild antimicrobial properties and may be appropriate for some eye problems, especially those caused by allergic reactions.
Add loose tea (1 to 2 teaspoons per cup, 250ml) to a teapot, or infuser basket. Pour very hot water (not boiling) over the tea and let it infuse for up to 3 to 5 minutes. Strain leaves from the teapot before pouring. Add honey or a slice of lemon to taste. Enjoy!
Seek professional health advice if pregnant, lactating, suffering from a medical condition or taking medication before supplementing.