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Top 10 most delicious wild food foraging recipes - #4. Nettle tea / tonic

Updated on July 20, 2012

Nettle tea is said to have the additional benefit such as producing shiny hair; helping achieve a healthy pregnancy; detoxing the blood and increasing iron intake.

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Note When picking the nettles ALWAYS make sure you where gloves. Discard the stems as only the leaves are needed in the tea.

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: 2 cups


  • 110g / 4 oz fresh nettle leaves
  • 340ml / 12 fl oz boiling water
  1. Steep the stinging nettle for about 3-5 minutes
  2. Sieve the mixture and sweeten as required.
  3. Serve.

Nettles have been used as a herbal tonic for overall health, while nettle herbal remedies have been used in as a diuretic (increasing the excretion of water from the body), as an astringent (for acne sufferers), and a range of other ailments.


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