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Treat That Anemia with Stinging Nettle Tea

Updated on July 4, 2011
The Stinging Nettle
The Stinging Nettle

Anemia is a difficult condition to live with. You may already include a specialised diet in you treatment plan. But there’s one type of food you’ve never considered before: Stinging nettle tea.

Urtica dioica in Latin – stinging nettles grow in the northern hemisphere in temperate climates – typically in Europe and North America. Stinging nettles tend to grow as a weed – often found by the roadside or in any other patch of land that is not frequented by people.

So named for their ability to administer a mild chemical irritant, stinging nettle is typically considered a weed. However, in spite of this stinging nettles are an incredibly useful plant when it comes to herbal remedies and home made cures. And anemia is not exception to this.

The same poison that has given stinging nettles their bad name is also the same thing that makes them so useful as a herbal remedy.    

Build Your Blood

As an anemia sufferer, you are prone to becoming easily exhausted. Stinging nettles are directly able to help manage this symptom by increasing your blood’s ability to absorb iron.

Stinging nettles are extremely high in iron. With the vitamin C also present in these plants, incorporating stinging nettle tea into your diet will be particularly effective against fatigue – especially for women.  

As a beneficial side effect, you will find a generally increased sense of well being, as stinging nettle tea has a large list of benefits. You will enjoy the benefits of this tea as they spill over into other areas of your life!

Make Your Own Stinging Nettle Tea!

The Cheapest Anemia Treatment Ever?

As a freely available plant, stinging nettles are one of the most cost-effective ways to treat anemia, essentially costing you no more than the time and energy it takes to find appropriate plants for your brew.

If you live in a part of the world where stinging nettles grow readily, you can brew your own tea. Brewing your own tea allows you to experiment with the different methods and blends of stinging nettle tea – of which there are many!

If brewing your own stinging nettle tea for the treatment of anemia is something you’d be interested in, I have prepared a guide for you.

If you live in a part of the world where stinging nettles are not present, you can still buy them at many health stores on the internet, or by visiting your local health food store, chemist or homeopath.

What’s your experiences using stinging nettle tea to help treat your anemia? Tell us in the comments section below…


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      2 years ago

      works better if you drink it as an infusion instead of just tea

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      4 years ago

      I have started drinking a tea made with nettles, combined with whatever other tea- green jasmine or white coconut or rooibos- that I feel like having. I just found out there are two parts that can be bought to make tea, leaves and root. is one better than the other for helping to build the blood? I would love to grow this or try to find it wild.

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      4 years ago

      Nettle tea is very good for everything. I have it growing in my

      garden.I didn,t relize how good it is. I started to drink it

      every day because I have anemia.

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      7 years ago from South Jersey

      Thank you Kristen for a well informed and detailed look at an alternative solution for anemia. I have bookmarked this hub and will make good use of the info.

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      8 years ago

      Useful, Kristin, thanks. I've never heard of this, and I'm anemic. You wrote a lot about this plant, I hope to read them all. Glad I'm getting a chance to read your work, it's really good.


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