Most of the people consider nettle as weed plant even though its health benefits are well known and accepted. Nettle based products are being used to improve overall health.
Nettle Tincture recipe and method of use
First of all, you should know that preparing this tincture is very simple. You should mind where you pick the nettle for the tincture, since it must be very fresh and unpolluted. Also, pay attention to protect your hands from damaging your skin. When you finish picking the mettle, wash the leaves with water to clean them from all dirty residues.
Specialists recommend preparing tincture in the springtime or in autumn, when the plant is still young.
You will need:
- 2 cups of chopped nettle leaves
- 1l of homemade brandy (grape brandy of marc)
Put the prepared leaves into a glass bottle and pour the brandy in. Leave it for 15 days. Shake the bottle every day. After 2 weeks, the tincture is ready. Strain it and keep in a dark glass bottle in a room temperature.
Consume the tincture 3 times a day, before any meal. Take 10-15 drops of it with water. You can use this orally but additionally, you can treat various skin problems with it. It is helpful with excessive hair fallout and with boosting new hair growth.
What are the benefits from nettle tincture?
It is excellent in curing various conditions:
- Improves our immune system
- Fights anemia and increases iron levels in blood
- Treats urinal infections
- Decreases allergy reactions
- Acts as natural diuretic