Kourt’s new favorite thing as spring is in full-swing? Nettle tea.
We just saw her post it on her Instagram stories, and had to know the details. Anytime Kourt adopts a new ritual in her wellness lineup, it’s always with intention and major health perks. Of course we had to research what makes this herb so special.
This simple home brew is delicious when hot, and a super refreshing iced green beverage as well, sans the caffeine. It’s grassy, it’s nutty, it’s toasty, it’s invigorating, and it’s packed with mind, body, and beauty benefits.
Helps relieve springtime allergies
While it’s not a magic bullet, nor does it work like a potent allergy pill, consistently drinking nettle tea can help prevent and relieve the effects of hayfever and pollen-derived allergies due to its anti-inflammatory powers.
Soothes and nourishes the skin and hair
Nettle’s anti-inflammatory properties offer soothing comfort for skin issues like eczema, breakouts, and dry scalp. It’s also loaded with vitamins A, C, K, and several B vitamins to help boost your everyday glow and growth, not to mention calcium, iron, phosphorus, and carotene.
Due to its antioxidant and antimicrobial properties, nettle tea is great for strengthening the immune system against harmful bacteria and viruses.
The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nature of nettle tea makes it ideal for those with digestive issues like IBS or constipation, or anything caused by bacterial imbalances in the gut. It also has antiulcer properties.
You can enjoy it hot by brewing it for a maximum of three minutes. First, boil filtered water, and let it sit for two minutes before dousing the tea leaves so as to preserve the medicinal properties.
You can also make a cold infusion by adding fresh or dried nettle leaves to a jar of spring water in the fridge overnight. It’s comforting and rejuvenating all year-round!
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