How to Make Your Own Super Healthy Nettle Powder!

Healthy nettle soup
Store in an airtight container until ready to use.

Nettle has been used for centuries to treat a wide variety of health conditions. Nettle is amazingly rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals, especially the critical trace minerals: anti-cancer selenium, immune-enhancing sulphur, memory-enhancing zinc, diabetes-chasing chromium, and bone-building boron.

Benefits of stinging nettle
Regular use of stinging nettle not only increases energy, it brings a shine and swing to the hair, strengthens fingernails, clears and firms skin, restores elasticity to blood vessels, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, counters incontinence, improves digestion, reduces cancer risk, and strengthens the lungs.

How to dry nettles:

Alternative 1 – hang them upside down :

  1. Wear gloves and wash the leaves.
  2. Bundle them and hang them upside down in a dark dry place.
  3. Strip the leaves off the stem and store away from sunlight.
  4. Crumble the dried leaves in a blender and store in an airtight container until ready to use.

Alternative 2 – dehydrator:

  1. Wear gloves and wash the leaves.
  2. Lay each leaf out in the dehydrator tray so it isn’t touching the others.
  3. Set your dehydrator to 115 degrees and dehydrate for 8 to 10 hours or until the leaves are completely dry. Remember to turn the leaves periodically so that mold doesn’t begin to grow due to trapped moisture.
  4. Tear the leaves off the stems once dry. The drying process neutralizes the sting, so it’s safe to handle stinging nettles without gloves once dried.
  5. Crumble the dried leaves in a blender and store in an airtight container until ready to use.

Healthy nettle soup
Dried nettles in my dehydrator.

Healthy nettle soup
Put the dried nettles in blender and puree for a few minutes until you get a smooth powder.

Examples of how to use nettle powder:

DIY Hair Growth Serum Recipe from Wellness Mama

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DIY Hair Detangling Spray from Wellness Mama

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Nettle And Lemon Cake With Lemon Icing And Blackberries from Veggiedesserts

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How To Use Nettles For Seasonal Allergies

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