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Topic: Stinging Nettles

Forum: Complementary and Holistic Medicine and Treatment — Complementary medicine refers to treatments that are used WITH standard treatment. Holistic medicine is a term used to describe therapies that attempt to treat the patient as a whole person.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2011 12:45AM

sarahlou1967 wrote:

Hi Just wondering if anyone knows about stinging nettles, I make them into a soup its very delicious and apparently full of antioxidants and vitamins does anyone think this will help in the fight we are all engaged in?

Dx 2/2011, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IV, Grade 3, 1/13 nodes, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2+ Chemotherapy 04/09/2011 Taxotere (chemical name: docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 04/12/2011 Herceptin (chemical name: trastuzumab) Surgery 09/12/2011 Mastectomy of one or both breasts: Mastectomy of my right breast; Lymph node removal (also called dissection): Underarm (axillary) lymph node removal (also called dissection) , Lymph node removal (also called dissection) on my right side Hormonal Therapy 09/19/2011 Radiation Therapy 01/04/2012
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Mar 29, 2011 08:05AM althea wrote:

I've been using nettles for close to a year now.  It's teeming with vitamin, minerals and even protein.  I learned about them from a book by Susun Weed, who also has a massive website filled with articles from her newletters, and youtubes showing how to do the things she writes about.  I drink nettles at least twice a week. 

I use a quart mason jar with a metal lid.  I place nettles in the jar up to the 1/4 mark and then boiling water to the top and cover with the lid.  I do this at night and drink the result the next day.  Susun calls this method of brewing an 'infusion', but around here, that word means something else.  Mainly, the herb is to be in the water for at least 4 hours, and this is what herbalists call an infusion.  I drink it with a bit of stevia and water and I like the taste.  It doesn't last  more than a day, which helps make certain that I drink it all up. 

Listen with a questioning ear. quote from George Ohsawa, founder of macrobiotics Dx 12/22/2004, ILC, 5cm, Stage II, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 29, 2011 11:02AM 3monstmama wrote:

Where I am, its the season for fresh nettles.  I buy them at my farmer's market but you can also gather them if you wear gloves.  You pick the fresh new growth at the top of the plant.  To prepare mine, I blanch them in water with a bit of salt and them saute them with olive oil and serve with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. mmmmmmmmm. 

You can drink the water you use to blanch the nettles in after it cools.

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Mar 30, 2011 06:10AM Yazmin wrote:

WOW! Did not know stinging nettles could be so delicious!

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