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Hilde Hemmes Herbal's Tea Stinging Nettle 50g

In the 16th and 17th centuries, nettle fibres were used when weaving household cloth. Campbell, a poet, confirmed this when he said: "I have eaten nettles, I have slept in nettle sheets and I have dined off a nettle tablecloth". The leaves of the nettle plant have fine sharp hairs which irritate the skin on contact, hence the name 'stinging' nettle.

The medicinal use of stinging nettle dates back to the times of Christ and is well documented throughout history. The use of nettle as a diuretic and for the relief of rheumatic conditions is well documented and recognised amongst herbalists. One clinical study involving 152 patients with rheumatic conditions showed a 70% improvement after using stinging nettle for three weeks (Ramm, S & C. Hansen. 1995. Brennesselextrakt bei rheumatischend Beschwerden. Dtsch Apoth Ztg 135 sup.3-8).

Stinging nettle in my therapeutic teabag range helps maintain normal urinary function and assists with mild fluid retention. Clinical studies recommend nettle to help relieve symptoms of rheumatic conditions.

Medicinal Use

Take to relieve symptoms of rheumatic conditions and to help maintain normal urinary tract function. Stinging nettle has an anti-inflammatory and diuretic effect on the lower urinary tract. Claims are based on traditional use in western herbal medicine.

Dosage

Infuse two teabags with one cup of boiling water, steep and cover for ten minutes.
Adults only: drink three cups daily.

Precautions

Use only as directed.
If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare practitioner.
Drink plenty of water when taken as a diuretic.
Medical advice is recommended during pregnancy and lactation.

Contraindications: if oedema exists due to impaired heart or kidney function.

Features / Benefits

• Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
• First professional, medicinal teabag range in Australia.
• Guaranteed amount of active ingredients in each bag.
• Therapeutically-effective formulas with a long history of use.
• Packed in long-life foil bags to retain freshness and potency.
• Teabag paper is whitened using environmentally-friendly methods (ie no bleaching chemicals).
• Free from preservatives, artificial colours, caffeine, yeast, gluten, sugars, alcohol and lactose.
• Manufactured to strict pharmaceutical standards and listed with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

Herb teas do not contain true tea leaves, but the carefully selected flowers, berries, peels, seeds, leaves and roots of selected herbal plants. These parts of the herbal plants are chosen for their natural aromatic actives and special flavours. Using herbs to care for yourself and your family is an empowering experience - it allows you to tap into the power of nature. I know you will enjoy the positive contribution that herbs can make in your life. Herbal teas are best stored at about 20C, away from direct sunlight and in a dry environment. Dosage: Traditionally, a hot infusion is one of the simplest ways to prepare most dried herbs for use as a tea. To prepare each hot infusion, take one heaped teaspoonful of the herbs and pour one cup of boiling water over them. Cover the cup with a lid or saucer. Allow the mixture to steep for 3-5 minutes and strain before using. A decoction is the method used for herbs such as roots, bark, twigs and berries. To prepare a decoction, take one heaped teaspoonful of herbs and place them in a saucepan with one cup of cold water. Bring the mixture to the boil, simmer for 10-15 minutes (longer if the roots are very hard) and strain before drinking. If not using the tea straight away, you can store it in a covered jug or container in the fridge for up the mixture before drinking.

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