Stinging Nettles Powder
Product of the US
Wild nettles have a flavor similar to spinach. In their raw form, they cause a mild dermal irritation, owing to an acid present in the hairs on the surface of their leaves and stems. However, when nettles are processed -- whether by drying, cooking, or simply macerating the leaves -- the stinging aspect is neutralized, and they can be safely handled.
Nettles are high vitamins A and C, iron, potassium, manganese, and calcium. It is used in herbal medicine to treat disorders of the kidneys and urinary tract, gastrointestinal tract, cardiovascular system, rheumatism, and gout. It is popular during cold and flu season to boost the immune system, and sooth upper respiratory symptoms.
This powder can be used in smoothies, mixed into a tea like matcha, or incorporated into soups, casseroles, stews, or stir fries.