The common Stinging nettle lives up to its reputation, not only has it spread itself extensively throughout the acid rich soils of the temperate world but it has also developed a pretty venomous defence mechanism to those who would like to pull it up.
But behind the ultra fine hairs filled with formic acid is a formidable herb that has at least as many virtues as the plant has vices. Nettle roots, stems leaves and seeds are all harvested for their use in cooking, medicine, body care and even clothes making.
The genus name, Urtica relates to the Latin term, to burn and when one comes into contact with the hairs that cover this plant, the sensation of burning, thanks to the formic acid that has just been injected is all too familiar. The family of the herb, Urticaceae contains over 2500 different plants, many of which contain stinging hairs.
As a food there are few more nutritious plants, nettles contain a remarkable amount of protein compared to other plants, and is rich in iron and Vitamin C.
Aquasol® gathers the nettle roots for this tea in the autumn when the plant dies back and all the life and vitality is stored away underground. This makes for a strong infusion, surprisingly cleansing to taste.
Our nettle root tea combines well with artichoke leaf for a detoxifying infusion or turmeric for something more restorative.
Superfine powder for full instant dispersion and a fuller flavour.
Ingredients: Organically grown Nettle Root.
Directions: Add a quarter to half a teaspoon to taste, to hot water or any liquid beverage of your choice and stir. Once opened consume within 1 month.
Net Weight: 20g
Approximately: 20 to 30 servings.