I’ve just restarted drinking Nettle infusions again. I did this before a few years back on the recommendation of a Nutritionist. I had a hair mineral analysis that had shown that my adrenal glands were struggling, so I drank nettle infusions daily for about a year. And saw great improvement in both my repeat analysis and energy levels.

I decided to start again after reading a fantastic, if not slightly hippy, book about the menopause. Nettle infusions are recommended in this book to help various menopausal symptoms. And as a peri-menopausal woman who is nearing 50 (gulp!),  I thought it would be a good to get ahead of the game and start drinking it again.

Nettles are well known for being nutrient dense and full of vitamins and minerals. And according to  Susan S Weed author of New Menopausal Years; Alternative Approaches for Women 30-90 Nettles are believed to help;

  • Nourish and strengthen the kidneys, adrenal and other endocrine glands
  • Rehydrate dry vaginal tissues
  • Normalise weight by stablising blood sugars
  • Reduce fatigue
  • Nourish the immune, urinary, digestive, cardiovascular and nervous systems
  • Ease sore joints
  • Relieve constipation and reduce hemorrhoids
  • Nourish your skin and hair
  • Benefit your bones

I make my infusions mixed with peppermint tea. It is delicious drunk cold from the fridge or hot, depending on what you fancy.

DISCLAIMER TIME

Unlike Susun S Weed, I am not a herbalist so if you are thinking of trying nettle infusions then please discuss this with a qualified herbalist or naturopath to see if they are suitable for you.

Cheers!