Nettle is an annual or perennial, herbaceous, self-sown plant, with about 40 different species worldwide. Touching the leaves of nettle can cause intense itching, tingling and redness, like that of a mosquito bite. However, nettle is a herb with many medicinal properties. It contains vitamins B, C, E, A, K, B2, carotene and metals such as calcium, copper, potassium, sodium, iron, magnesium and silicon. It has styptic, diuretic and tonic properties, it cleanses the body from toxins and it lowers blood pressure and the level of blood sugar. It is hemostatic and expectorant. It can be consumed as a beverage or cooked in various dishes. It adds a wonderful flavor to traditional vegetable pies. To make a decoction, boil 1 liter of water, add 2 spoonfuls of dried nettle leaves, cover and let it infuse for 15 minutes. Add fresh lemon juice and honey. The decoction can be consumed hot or cold.
ORIGIN: GREECE (mnt. PILIO)
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