I’m completely out of infusions and generally make a qt. or two a day. What I am going to do tonight is make a big pot of Nettle infusion. To make an infusion use 1 oz. dried herb (or 4 oz. fresh) to 1 qt. of boiling water. Let sit for at least 4 hours and then strain and SQUEEZE all the good stuff out of the plant material.
According to Susun Weed: “Nettle has a mineral valence the opposite of your blood. Valence is a charge – they attract each other and interact.”
And Corinna Wood of Red Moon Herbs: “Nettles are especially rich in chlorophyll, which is only one molecule removed from hemoglobin, so they feed the blood. Add in nettle’s bounty of iron and it adds up to a fortifying tonic for anyone who is anemic or for pregnant, lactating, or menstruating women.
Nettle has also long been revered for its benefits to the kidneys and adrenals. The kidneys allow us to expel toxins and the adrenals help us to respond to stress (think adrenaline), so given the challenges of modern life, most folks can benefit profoundly from nettle’s medicinal properties. Additionally, she offers relief from seasonal allergies, strengthens the bones, hair and nails and nurtures the lungs, nervous, hormonal and immune systems – that covers a lot of ground. “