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Super simplified stinging nettles
- 3 handfuls of stinging nettles
- 2 Tbs Himalayan salt
- 2 garlic cloves - pressed
- 2-3 Tbs E.V. Olive Oil
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- Bring a pot of water to a boil.
- Wash the nettles using gloves (or tongs).
- Add the salt and the nettles to the boiling water.
- Let them boil for 5-7 mins, remove the nettle leaves with a slotted spoon and transfer them to a fine-mesh sieve.
- In a separate bowl prepare a dressing: oil, lemon juice and the garlic.
- Pour the dressing over the nettles and mix them lightly.
- Don't worry steaming/boiling destroys the stinging hairs.
- They go pretty well with: avocado, hemp seeds, olives, almonds, walnuts, rice, mushrooms.
- They taste funny until you get accustomed to them and then something weird happens: your liver and your 4 y.o. child ask for more. I can't believe I am saying this.
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- Nettle has an alkalizing effect upon the body.
- Used to increase circulation.
- A specific for arthritis and rheumatism.
- Great for the joints.
- Used in pain and inflammation issues.
- One of the few herbs for the thyroid gland.
- A strong detoxifier of the skin.
- Being alkaline it neutralizes acids (like uric and sulfuric acids).
- Somewhat of a hemostatic (stops bleeding).
- Feeds the body nutrition, especially potassium and iron (although it is also full of minerals).
- Useful in circulation issues, somewhat of a vasodilator.
- Promotes the flow of urine and is useful for kidney stones.
- Shrinks swollen tissues.
- Excellent for pregnancy- nutrition and for anti-abortive issues.
- Used in cases of bronchitis especially asthma, emphysema.
- Nettles is an expectorant (removes mucus) and has antispasmodic properties.
- Used for anemia.
- A great blood purifier and body regulator
* – from the book Robert Morse N.D. – The Detox miracle Sourcebook