Down the Lane - Frugal Living - Natures Free Gifts - Nettles
Uses for the Common Stinging Nettle
They're simple to find, under used and under estimated
"Give the nettle a break", someone said to me a couple of years ago when I had just spent three hours getting the things out of the vegetable patch.
There can't be another plant which there are so many of in this Country and as much underused !?
The only reason a nettle stings is that it's built up a defence to creatures it doesn't like - which is most animals and us !
they are important to us and nature.
What do we get back and what can we use them for I couldn't get into 8 pages, let alone one -so here's some of the more popular....
No one has yet to give an answer 'why', but research was carried out where people with Artiritis were given treatment to their hands and all results showed a reduction in pain.
Make a liquid fertilizer, brew an unusual beer, make a dandruff treatment, protect beehives, flavour an omelette, make friendship bracelets, repel flies naturally, make green or yellow fabric, dyes, keep yourself warm in winter and much more
Why not buy a Book ? If you can get 101 uses for the price, it sounds good to me !
It is said that if you boil nettles and eat them, it will sharpen up your senses and clear your mind and brain.
Nettle Broth is supposed to induce appetite and help with insomnia problem.
Also said to be a cure for scabies and gangrene.
“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful.”
Nature's Free Gifts
Come forth into the light of things, Let Nature be your teacher.