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Nettle Tea a very Prickly Subject:

Posted by Gaynor Birkhead on

Prickly Subject:

Nettle tea; what can I say? Well, it's definitely an acquired taste. Here at theuklooseleafteacompany, as I do not write about anything I have not tried, and we can't be “fluffy bunny” about everything, here goes: The smell could be described as a dewy morning campsite! (as a caravanner I know what I am talking about) and the initial taste wasn't much improved; however, after the third morning I started to warm to this tea (who knew). It does have an earthy flavour, so if you are outdoorsy, tramping around the countryside kind of person it won't be too much of a shock to the senses, if a towny like me, you get a sense of both without moving from the breakfast table. Rich in minerals and vitamins, it is alleged that nettle tea is good for urinary and bladder problems, flushing out toxins. Rich in iron it's particularly helpful to us ladies appearing to reduce cramps and bloating (if you catch my meaning). It is also alleged to produce oestrogen assisting with menopausal symptoms. Clinical trials have been made and the findings were that, after drinking nettle tea for 1 week symptoms were reduced and could help in preventing seasonal allergies. There are many for and against arguments, which we advise should be taken into consideration, e.g. it is advised that pregnant, breast feeding, diabetics and people with low blood pressure should avoid completely, or consult a medical professional before embarking on this course. We here at theuklooseleafteacompany would always research thoroughly or seek medical advice before changing our dietary habits long term.

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