Today is a beautiful day in the deep south, just a bit blustery, but perfect for sitting out in the rocker on the porch, tucked away in a sheltered sunlit nook. With a view of a couple of pet chickens scratching away for tasty morsels under the tree of an ornamental pear, and the family dog basking in the radiant heat with me, what more could be missing from this serene moment of time? I know, how about a nice cup of herbal tea?
Back in the house I set out to prepare this missing piece. Upon learning of the health benefits, I had recently purchased some dried nettle leaf and wanted to give it a try, so I used my stainless steel mesh tea ball, and scooped out of the bag, about 1 1/2 teaspoons of the dried nettle leaf. I placed the tea ball with the nettle leaf in the cup of hot water and let it steep for about three minutes, dunking it up and down, and then I added two drops of liquid Stevia. That's all there was to it.
Now back out on the sunlit nook, sipping my tea in this serene place, made it all the more savory. I enjoyed this experience and it has made me want to try other herbs, not only single herbs, but maybe a few in combination. The field is wide open for experimenting as we have over 10,000 herbs on earth, according to Answers.com! Learn your own biochemical individuality and try to find the herbs that match your specific needs and enjoy playing a part in revitalizing your health.
Do you suffer from inflammatory problems such as arthritis, rheumatism and gout? Do you need help with urinary tract infections? Do you need extra vitamins A or B? What about expectant mothers; their need for folic acid? Then nettle leaf just might be the herb of your choice for your biochemical individual needs.
Debbie Vail, NC
Greetings from east central Alabama and welcome to my site. I am a graduate of Hawthorn University, a leader in holistic education.
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