Super simplified stinging nettles dish

Super simplified stinging nettles dish


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Super simplified stinging nettles
Ingredients
  1. 3 handfuls of stinging nettles
  2. 2 Tbs Himalayan salt
  3. 2 garlic cloves - pressed
  4. 2-3 Tbs E.V. Olive Oil
  5. juice of 1/2 lemon
Instructions
  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil.
  2. Wash the nettles using gloves (or tongs).
  3. Add the salt and the nettles to the boiling water.
  4. Let them boil for 5-7 mins, remove the nettle leaves with a slotted spoon and transfer them to a fine-mesh sieve.
  5. In a separate bowl prepare a dressing: oil, lemon juice and the garlic.
  6. Pour the dressing over the nettles and mix them lightly.
Notes
  1. Don't worry steaming/boiling destroys the stinging hairs.
  2. They go pretty well with: avocado, hemp seeds, olives, almonds, walnuts, rice, mushrooms.
  3. 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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  What is it so special about the nettles?*

  • 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