It doesn’t matter how much I’m in a hurry in the morning: I won’t forget my stinging wonder plant! I drink a cup of nettle tea at breakfast every day. And that is not only because I like the taste of it. Apart from giving a nasty sting, nettle is one of the wonder plants nature has blessed us with.
Drinking nettle tea has several health benefits. The most important benefit for me, is that it has an amazing effect on my skin. Pimples and oiliness disappear like snow in the sun, and my skin gets way smoother. The explanation for that is that nettle tea has a detoxifying effect; it purifies the body and stimulates digestion.
I even heard stories from people who suffered from severe acne and drinking nettle tea relieved some of the symptoms. I would recommend it to everyone, with or without skin problems. Nettle tea is available at every reform shop and at most supermarkets.
Text: Danielle Meester