The food we eat today is not as rich in nutrients as it used to be, what with the depletion of micro-organisms in soil and the number of chemicals used to grow food. Using herbs such as nettle to supplement the diet can keep mineral levels where they need to be. Which minimizes the need to use supplementary tablets – such as iron pills, for example. In fact, nettle tea is the perfect iron supplement for those who are anemic.
2. Pain Relief
One of the oldest ways to use the stinging nettle leaf was as a remedy for joint pain. It has analgesic properties, probably because it is high in magnesium. Also, it can be used as a topical treatment over the area that is inflamed or painful. A headache or a backache doesn’t stick around in the face of a cup of nettle tea.