Stinging Nettle – What They Are and Their Benefits

nettles collage(photo credit)

If anyone would have told me when I was a child that one day I would eat, enjoy, and purposefully grow stinging nettle – I would have thought they were crazy. Stinging nettle was my nemesis.  It surrounded the chicken coop turned play house, it buried the old red truck in the grove that turned into a submarine at the push of a button (really, it did!), and it was something to dodge as we ran out to play in the woods. (Psst. We didn’t have computers back then.)

I hated it. If you were unlucky enough to brush up against it, it stung, burned, and the tingling stayed with you for hours. The reason for its existence was not something I contemplated – because obviously it served no purpose but to scare and annoy me.

I’m so glad learning doesn’t stop at eight years old, don’t you! 🙂 If it had, I would have never come to appreciate all that stinging nettle does behind the scenes.

Read more . . .

Read Part 2: Using Nettle In Everyday Life. . .

Paula
I’m Paula - like many of you I wear a lot of hats. Child of God, wife of 20 years, homeschooling mom of 6, reluctant cook, chocolate-snatcher, and health and fitness coach. Various family health issues including Lyme disease and candida has turned me into a 'researcher' with a passion for understanding how our God-created bodies thrive or deteriorate based on what we put in it. I developed the Kicking Candida Program to help women like me who struggle with food cravings and candida heal their gut and drop the weight.
Paula
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Paula

I’m Paula - like many of you I wear a lot of hats. Child of God, wife of 20 years, homeschooling mom of 6, reluctant cook, chocolate-snatcher, and health and fitness coach. Various family health issues including Lyme disease and candida has turned me into a 'researcher' with a passion for understanding how our God-created bodies thrive or deteriorate based on what we put in it. I developed the Kicking Candida Program to help women like me who struggle with food cravings and candida heal their gut and drop the weight.

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