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Benefits of Stinging Nettle/ Bicchu-Booti



Stinging Nettle
Stinging nettle is a gently acting nourishing herb that is powerfully healing for many complaints. This power packed greens is rich in vitamins A, C, iron, potassium, manganese, and calcium and is use as a remedy in the treatment of arthritis, allergies, Urinary problems, digestive problems, skin problems and many other diseases.
To eat nettles fresh, pick them in the spring when
they are about a foot above the ground. I’ve found that I can tend a patch of nettles, especially in the shade, and get multiple cuttings from them. Once the nettle is older it’s of less or no use for medicine. Wear Gloves while harvesting them to avoid its stings which are present underside of the leaves. The sting in nettle is caused by formic acid, and has been used intentionally to reduce arthritic pain in joints, a practice called urtication.
Cooking and drying nettle takes away its sting. To cook the greens, boil them in water for several minutes, strain the water (which can be drunk as is or added to soups) and use as a cooked green. Nettle is so versatile there are endless possibilities.
Every portion of stinging nettle is a powerful ally. Nettle is high in numerous vitamins, minerals, and even protein. By extracting these nutrients into water we make them especially easy to absorb. Stinging nettle's ability to stop all kinds of internal and external bleeding has been recognized since centuries by Ayurveda doctors and considered it a good blood purifier.
It’s very beneficial for women especially for nursing mothers produce milk and it also stimulate the digestive glands of the stomach, intestines, liver, pancreas, and gall bladder.

Taken as a tea, it has been found to help cure mucus congestion, skin irritations, water retention, and diarrhea. The beverage is also said to help Applied externally, nettle tea — it is claimed — relieves rheumatism in both people and animals, makes a first-class gargle for mouth and throat infections, helps to clear up acne and eczema and promotes the healing of burns.
It’s diuretic in nature so kidney patients must seek advice from a practitioner before use.

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