Urtica Dioica or stinging nettle. I learned the scientific name Urtica Dioica when I was in kindergarten. My mom has been teaching me the scientific names and benefits of so many herbs and natural remedies since I was little. I go to those remedies first in case of sickness or just to support my immune system.
It’s cold outside! Yes, 55F degrees is very cold for San Diego…we are spoiled, I know.
One of my favorite soups, especially when it’s cold, is nettle soup. Nettle is a magical weed. A lot of people weed it out and avoid it because of its stinging properties.But nettle is delicious and the benefits of stinging nettle are numerous and well documented.
If you have an autoimmune condition incorporating nettle in your diet might help on so many levels.
Nettle is a powerful antioxidant which helps to minimize inflammation. It promotes healthy blood circulation and cardiovascular health. It helps detoxify the body and flushes out toxic chemicals and excess liquids from the body…to learn more click here.