Spring is a time of cleansing and nourishing. We emerge from our winter cocoon ready to shake off the sluggishness, a few fluffy pounds, and greet the sun with enthusiasm.
This spring cleansing tonic is a great way to clear a lingering winter cough, purify the blood, and increase energy levels. It’s so nourishing that it also increases the quality and quantity of a mother’s milk.
Nettle Leaf (Urtica dioica – Urticaceae)
Stinging nettle is one of the most nutritious and cleansing herbs we use in the Western world. It is the perfect way to nourish and cleanse your body from heavy winter foods and inactivity.
Nettle is very high in calcium (2,900 mg per 100 dry grams), magnesium (860 mg per 100 dry grams), and zinc (0.47 mg per 100 dry grams).