This green goodness is a Nettle tincture I made with grain alcohol. I made another batch using water which I add to my smoothie for extra nutrition.
What is Nettle? Urtica dioica, is a wild green perennial plant that grows all over the world. It is a popular nutritious tonic tea and is commonly used as a remedy for hay fever, urinary tract disorders, gout, prostate problems, and menopause.
The leaves are the part of the plant that can be infused, juiced or tinctured. The stalks have been used to produce clothes - I’ve recently seen some gorgeous scarves and clutches!
It’s no wonder this plant is regarded by many herbalists as one of the herbal wonders of the plant kingdom.
This plant protects itself from predators with it’s stinging needles, but not all plants of this species sting.
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Only have 2 little patios but The #wildflowers in a little packet from #Kew#Gardens @growwilduk blossomed beautifully in wooden crates - they are seeding now, advice on how to collect your wildflower seeds: https://youtu.be/xcnOFarC4-s