Study Reveals the Health Benefits of Nettle Tea
Nettle tea is growing in popularity as research has shown that it can have a positive effect on your health, particularly among those with type 2 diabetes.
For centuries the Chinese have been using tea to improve and maintain health, and in recent years this has been proven by modern science. The natural antioxidants and vitamins, which are found in herbal teas like nettle tea, have a positive effect on fighting disease and infection.
What is nettle tea?
Essentially, nettle tea is a herbal tea that which is made by soaking the dried leaves of the nettle plant, commonly known as the stinging nettle.
What are the health benefits of nettle tea?
Nettle tea is naturally high in powerful compounds called polyphenols, which research suggests can help the body to prevent and manage chronic diseases related to inflammation, such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease and cancer.
In fact, the polyphenols from nettles have shown some promise in treating breast cancer and prostate cancer. According to the NHS, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK and prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the UK.
Herbal teas also contain natural antioxidants, which help to protect the body from ageing and cell damage.
Can nettle tea help to treat diabetes?
There is compelling evidence that nettle tea has a positive impact on lowering blood glucose levels among diabetes sufferers.
Having a high level of blood glucose is one of the most dangerous effects of diabetes as it can lead to serious health issues, including heart disease. It has been shown that nettle tea may help the pancreas to release more insulin, the hormone which is responsible for lowering blood sugar.
In one study*, nettle leaf extract was found to lower blood glucose in people with type 2 diabetes who were taking insulin, as well as other diabetes medications.
Why not try nettle tea?
If you want to try nettle tea, The UK Loose Leaf Tea Company’s Nettle Leaf Organic is a pleasant caffeine free tea substitute which has a rich, green, earthy aroma and flavour.