Ingredients: Dried Nettle leaves & Dried Goldenrod flower and leaves
Earthy, fresh, flowery, and grassy.
Steep 3-7, start with 1 tablespoon of dried herbs per 4 oz hot water. You can gradually increase over time.
1. Supports Eye Health
Nettle tea contains high concentrations of beta-carotene as well as vitamin A, which have been shown to protect eye health. Beta-carotene is found in red and orange plants and foods and is a known vision protector.
A study published in Food Science & Nutrition found that nettle leaves have ten times the amount of beta-carotene as wheat and barley flour. This compound serves an important role in promoting a healthy retina and ensuring proper vision response to light.
2. May Alleviate Pain
Nettle tea may help reduce symptoms of pain thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. Drinking nettle tea can help alleviate the pain of headaches as well as chronic joint pain such as arthritis.
A study published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine examined the effects of nettle on 27 patients with osteoarthritis pain. The randomized, controlled, double-blind study showed that patients who applied nettle directly to achy joints every day for one week had significantly less pain than those who used a placebo.
3. Inhibits Oxidative Stress
like other herbal teas, nettle tea contains antioxidants that prevent oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is essentially the body's form of rust where cells break down and cannot function properly. Oxidative stress is commonly accelerated by free radicals—uncharged cells that easily attach to human cells and wreak havoc. Free radicals and oxidative stress have been linked to premature aging and debilitating neurological diseases.
4. Reduces Risk of Infection
A study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology found that nettle tea has antimicrobial, antiulcer, and antibacterial properties that may prevent infection. Researchers found that nettle tea was effective in preventing ulcers caused by alcohol consumption. It was also effective in inhibiting nine microorganisms known to cause health problems in humans.
5. Protects Heart Health
Researchers believe that nettle tea may help protect the heart from cardiovascular disease including blood clots and high blood pressure. A study published in The Scientific World Journal found that nettle tea contains phenolic compounds that help prevent coronary disease. People who drink nettle tea may experience lower blood pressure, which reduces strain on the heart. Anti-inflammatory properties of nettle tea help to reduce inflammation in the arteries and blood vessels to decrease blood pressure levels and prevent heart disease.
6. May Treat Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
BHP is commonly known as an enlarged prostate. This condition is common in older men and can cause symptoms that include difficulty urinating, urinary tract infections, and kidney stones. While medications can help clear up the problem, drinking nettle tea may be an all-natural alternative that is just as effective.
A study published in the Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal examined the effects of nettle tea on 100 patients with BHP. The patients who took nettle had significant decreases in the size of the prostate and a lessening of disease symptoms. This was the third such study demonstrating nettles effectiveness in treating BHP.
7. Works As An Antihistamine
Drinking nettle tea or taking a nettle extract may help treat symptoms of allergic reaction and hay fever. A study published in Phytotherapy Research found that nettle extract inhibits prostaglandin and other enzymes that react and trigger allergic rhinitis. This natural remedy also inhibits the activity of histamine, preventing the sniffles and sneezes that come along with allergy season.
Goldenrod has a history of use with the bladder and urinary system. The astringent and antiseptic qualities tighten and tone the urinary system and bladder making it useful for UTI infections. The German Commission E has officially approved goldenrod for urinary and bladder inflammations. It is a kidney tropho-restorative, so it both nourishes and restores balance to the kidneys. According to Peter Holmes, it is a good choice for long term use with chronic issues to this area of the body.
Goldenrod often takes the rap for the inconspicuous ragweed plant but goldenrod is actually a nice antidote for seasonal ragweed allergies. Its astringent property calms runny eyes, runny nose, and sneezing that comes with late summer and early fall allergies. I have used goldenrod tincture successfully for my ragweed allergies for two years.
Its antiseptic and antimicrobial properties make this a good choice for sore throats. As an expectorant, goldenrod can expel mucous easily from the lungs. Try it infused with honey or as a tea with honey added. The diaphoretic property of the goldenrod helps to open pores of the skin to release sweat during a fever.
A note from an herbalist, Susan Weed:
“No one is, no one can be, allergic to goldenrod pollen. Why? It has virtually none. What little pollen it makes is sticky, all the better to stick onto insects who pollinate the goldenrod. Only wind-pollinated plants — like ragweed (Ambrosia artemisifolia), which blooms at the same time as goldenrod, and has especially irritating pollen — make enough pollen, and spread it widely enough, to cause allergic reactions.”
this product is not intended to treat, prevent, or cure any medical condition. please consult with your doctor before taking. NOT FDA approved.
approximately .5-1.5 ounces of dried loose leaf tea. At the rate of 2 tablespoons per cup twice daily there is a roughly a month supply of tea.