Nettles is also known as stinging nettle and has been use in the kitchen and medicine since old times. My mom used to put it in almost any food in the spring. We used to run in garden and get sting by it, when we were playing hide and seek. I remember all the adults saying that nettles are very good for your arthritis, even we didn’t have one – we were just kids.
Last summer I taught my nephews and my son how to play with fresh cut grass. With all this electronics around is great to show the young ones the games we played when we were kids. We had a grass fight with lots of nettles in the grass. We had an amazing time and the kids were so happy. Later, I discovered I had grass even in my underwear and I got sting by lots of nettles, but who cares, those moments were so precious.
Now let me tell you a little about nettles. If you make a tea from the leaves you can drink it as a natural allergy relief remedy.
Nettles leaves can also be cooked as spinach and added to your soups or stews. You can also add it in your omelets, green juices, smoothies or rice etc.
We also use the big leaves to wrap the rolls of meat instead of using cabbage.
Has lots of properties (analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, anti-rheumatic, diuretic, hemostatic, etc.) and is indicated for allergies, arthritis, rheumatism, anemia, etc. If you don’t know how it looks buy it from the store. My mom showed me the nettles since I was a child and taught me about them for years. With plants is like with mushrooms. If you don’t know them don’t take them.
It’s better to be safe than sorry.
My mom garden is a green heaven in the spring. She has wild garlic, nettles, dandelions, spring onion, garlic, etc. I hope some of you have their heaven around their house or friend’s house.