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Can you please give me all the health benefits of consuming nettle tea. Why is it better than just consuming regular Limpton Tea?

Thanks, Janette

-- Janette R Schade (, August 24, 2003


I wouldn't say that nettle tea is better than regular black tea, it's just different. The main thing that nettle tea offers is minerals. Stinging nettles, like many other common weeds/wild plants, have a nice, developed root systems and are very good at sucking lots of healthy stuff out of the dirt and making it into a pleasant-to-drink-as-tea, herbal form. Nettle tea has calcium, magnesium, iron, silica, and potassium. If you avoid high (boiling) temperatures while brewing (just like with green tea), you can also keep a lot of the vitamin C and other heat-sensitive vitamins in your tea.

-- Steena E. Lane (, September 25, 2003.

In naturopathy nettles are an ultrative which means they have many nutrients...In Chinese Medicine nettle help build Jing a deep energy in your body which is responsible for growth and reproduction and life expectancy.

-- Ben Mitch (, May 21, 2004.

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