Well known for burning those who touch it and, nowadays, being used in natural medicine, food and as a source of chlorophyll, nettle is a plant that has many benefits for our health.Easily found in many regions, this plant is an important source of vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll and organic acids, in addition to minerals such as potassium.

Due to its properties, nettle tea is able to balance glucose, being very suitable for those suffering from diabetes.

Properties and benefits of nettle and its tea

Nettle has vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll and organic acids in its composition. With astringent, detoxifying, diuretic, galactogoga and antihistamine properties, nettle tea can be used as an ally in the treatment of various health conditions.

Consuming three cups of this drink a day can quickly regulate blood sugar levels.

In addition, nettle tea helps in the treatment of cases of bleeding, anemia, arthritis, arthrosis, liver failure, gout, allergies, cough, bronchitis, fever, asthma, diarrhea, ulcers and gouty rheumatism.

Nettle also acts as a food supplement, supporting the treatment of urinary disorders, cleaning the liver, strengthening the nails and cleaning the skin in case of urticaria and eczema.

Externally, the tea from this plant can still be used to treat irritation and discharge.

There are several types of nettles and all contain medicinal properties. It is easily found but must be handled carefully as skin contact can cause an allergic reaction. For this reason, it is recommended to purchase a pack of dried nettle leaves from health food stores.

How to prepare nettle tea?


  • 1 tablespoon of dried leaves;
  • 1 liter of water.

Preparation mode

1) Bring the water to a boil and leave for approximately three to four minutes. When the bubbles start to form, remove from heat;
2) Add the dried nettle leaves and cover the container;
3) Let the drink rest for at least 10 minutes before consuming it.

It is recommended to sweeten the tea with honey and consume three cups of the drink a day.

Care and contraindications

Nettle tea is contraindicated for pregnant women. The plant should also not be used in case of edema caused by heart disease or impaired kidney function.