Easy Weight Loss with Nettle Tea
Another lesser known benefit of nettle tea is its ability to aid weight loss.
You may already know that many herbal teas help with weight loss, which is why they are a recommended drink when you are trying to lose weight.
Nettle tea is an excellent detoxifying agent and blood purifier. It enhances the removal of toxins from the body through the urinary tract.
As an effective diuretic, nettle tea helps to eliminate excess fluids from the body.
This ability of nettle tea is very important where weight loss is concerned, as water retention results in increased body weight.
Another contributing factor is the ability of nettle to improve metabolism and digestive activity.
By encouraging the body to get rid of accumulated waste and toxins, it improves the overall efficiency of the digestive system.
When digestion is efficient, you will have more energy for daily activities.
This in turn, will reduce the tendency to overeat starchy foods and carbohydrates.
So, add nettle tea to your daily dose of exercise and healthy eating, and you will find it easier to lose weight and ease into the body you desire.
Important Things You Should Know About Nettle Tea
Before you start using nettle tea, here are some of the important things you should know about it.
Always use nettle leaves from young plants to make the tea. Preparing the tea from nettle stems, roots or plants that have already flowered or gone to seed can produce adverse effects.
Avoid this plant if you are pregnant. The risk of miscarriage in the first trimester is increased with this herb, since it has a stimulating effect on the uterus.
Follow the instructions of your medical practitioner when using nettle tea, if you are on any medication for cardiac issues, kidney problems or blood-related disorders. You may have to closely monitor its effects during the first few days to ensure there are no unnecessary side-effects.
You can avoid getting hurt if you follow suitable precautions while harvesting stinging nettles. Nonetheless, if you get stung by the leaves, Dock weed is a good natural agent to neutralize the sting. You can also apply mud on the area to stop the sting.
It is safe to consume three to four cups of nettle tea in a day. However, limit yourself to one or two cups when you begin using it and be alert about the reactions it produces in your body. You can slowly increase to three or four cups after few days.
Nature has blessed us with seasonal herbs with powerful capabilities to cure different afflictions.
Sometimes, all it takes is a closer look at these herbs to find remedies to our biggest health issues.
Stinging nettle that springs to life in spring is packed with powerful medicinal benefits.
The next time you see it, don’t pass it by.
Instead, pluck some of it and make yourself some nettle tea.
You will not regret doing so, when this tea presents the solution to your weight issues, hair loss problems, and many more medical issues.
Collected by: Dr. Sara Bakhshaei