Nettle juice has been used for centuries as a remedy for diseases of the digestive system. Today we are again discovering its remarkable properties. From this article you will learn more about nettle juice.
Healing properties of nettle juice
Nettle juice has a diuretic effect, removes harmful products of metabolism from the body. It is suitable for people who suffer from inflammation of the kidneys and urinary system. It is suitable for weight loss treatments and detox
It can be used to cleanse the skin, has an anti-itching effect and is a natural antihistamine. It’s juice relieves persistent allergy symptoms and helps the immune system fight allergens.
It alleviates gastrointestinal pain symptoms, improves digestion and absorption of nutrients from food. Similarly to spinach, nettles are recommended in anemia and reduced iron absorption.
Nettle juice is recommended as an organic painkiller. It regenerates liver parenchyma and protects this organ from cirrhosis. It is also recommended in pancreatic disorders.
It can be used internally and externally – due to the high content of calcium, silicon and flavonoids it has a great effect on the skin, reduces redness, inflammation and imperfections. Instead of a micellar lotion or tonic, you can use diluted nettle juice. It is also ideal as a hair rinse. Nettles can darken hair a bit, so you can add lemon juice to it – then the darkening effect will surely be less visible.
Nettle juice recipe
Nettle juice can be bought in an organic store, but a much cheaper way is to make it yourself at home. Start by harvesting nettle leaves – young and small leaves are best for juicing. Be sure to wear gloves when harvesting to avoid burning yourself. Collect young leaves from the tops of the plants.
- The leaves collected from the plant should be rinsed two or three times in cold water. This is important to remove any dust and soil.
- Place the cleaned leaves on a cloth to dry them. You can also use a salad spinner.
- Place the prepared leaves on a sieve and pour boiling water over them, then immediately put them in a bowl of cold water. By scalding the leaves, they will release all the important ingredients and essential oils. They will also be free from possible germs. After a minute, strain them in a strainer and put them in a blender.
- In addition to the scalded leaves, cold, boiled water should also be placed in the blender. You can also add mineral water, without gas! Blend the whole thing into a smoothie.
- To separate the juice from the vegetable pulp, you need to strain the nettle cocktail again in a thick sieve. It is worth using lignin or a cotton thin cloth for this purpose
- The resulting juice you can store for 2 days in the refrigerator or freeze measured portions in ice containers.
- You can use the vegetable pulp to prepare vegetarian dishes or as an addition to smoothies or nettle soup.
How to drink nettle juice?
Drink one large spoonful of nettle juice a day. It also tastes great with freshly squeezed juice, such as orange or apple juice.
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