I have been foraging along in the forests waiting for the perfect time to gather some stinging nettles and this week was the perfect time to really hit the jack pot! All of the plants we harvest are done so in a ethical way - I never take the first or the last - we always ask and send gratitude to our plant allies. I am certain the plants found here in the WV mountains are magical and potent - these were picked in the forest, away from any roadsides or polluted places.
My offerings for these potent and fresh nettles are as follows:
NETTLE TINCTURE - 2 oz glass amber bottle with dropper - will be available to ship on Wednesday - June 20th which will give this tincture approximately 6 weeks from start to finish. Our tinctures are never diluted and are made with 100% Vodka.
WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO TAKE A NETTLE TINCTURE?
My most favorite reason to take nettle tinctures is for allergies! I find that the same potency does not come from dried nettle tincture (trust me, I have tried). You need fresh to really get the qualities of this magical plant. I usually suffer from allergies every year, but not this year. I started taking it as a preventative and guess what - not a sniffle or runny eye and I spend ALOT of time outside.
Other herbal insights and benefits//
She nourishes kidneys
She soothes tired adrenal glands
She gives some extra oomph when battling mental fatigue
She is extremely gentle and nourishing and full of vitamins
She is mineral rich
She is natural anti-histamine + can also help with seasonal allergies
She is an oxygenator of the blood
She assists with iron deficiency and gives a gentle boost (I NEVER had to take iron supplements during my pregnancies where nettles were part of my daily diet)
NETTLE ELIXIR with RAW HONEY + BLACKBERRY BRANDY
Not feeling the taste of a tincture? I get it! That is why I also love to have Nettle Elixirss on hand as they are a bit easier to get down, though you may have to take more to get the potency of the tincture. This little elixir is great to have on hand to get all of the benefits of the stinging nettle mentioned above, PLUS the medicine from the raw honey and the taste of the blackberry brandy. YUM! A delicious elixir of nourishment and longevity! Kids are almost always willing to take this one when mixed with a bit of water. (not for children under the age of 1 because of the raw honey)
In a nutshell//She is potent with plant-based minerals and vitamins for many healthy body functions, bones, kidneys, thyroid, central nervous system ~ calcium, iron, magnesium, copper, zinc, potassium, magnesium, vitamins a, b-complex, d, and k (making this a great option for pregnant and lactating mothers)
The elixir will come in a 2 oz glass amber bottle with dropper- it will be available to ship on Wednesday - June 20th which will give this elixir approximately 6 weeks from start to finish
THIS IS A SEASONAL PRODUCT - ONCE IT SELLS OUT I WILL NOT HAVE MORE UNTIL NEXT NETTLE SEASON.
Keep in mind, these are just a few examples of what Stinging Nettle can bring you - feel free to do your own research.