Mar 29, 2011 10:05AM 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.