Runny nose? Red eyes? Stinging nettle has been used for centuries to relieve allergy symptoms. Combine nettle infusion with gelatin, honey and quercetin for this burst of allergy relief!
The Healing Properties of Nettle
Nettle is a perennial plant that delivers a stinging burn when the hairs on the leaves and stems are touched. According to Mountain Rose Herbs, an excellent source of Nettle,
Its healing properties are as well known among various cultures and are part of folklore and tradition. Those healing powers are even alluded to in at least one fairy tale, The Swan Princess, in which the heroine must weave shirts of nettle leaf to cure her twelve brothers who have been turned into swans by an evil stepmother. The nettle leaf and root both have medicinal properties, but each is more effective against different complaints.
Directions for nettle infusion:
Place a heaping handful of dried or fresh nettle into a 1-quart mason jar. Add boiling water to cover. Cap the jar and let it sit for 4 hours or more. Strain. Other herbs may be added such as dried chamomile or turmeric.
*Note – this recipe is designed to help during allergy season, rather than suppress an immune response. Higher doses may be needed, other than those found in this recipe.
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