Winter Tonic Tea

Winter Tonic Tea

 Stinging Nettles

 High in vitamins A, C, D, K, B1, B2, B5. Also high in iron, potassium, manganese, calcium, and protein. The amazing nettle has a wide variety of therapeutic uses, including serving as an excellent styptic, a treatment for anemia. Nettle tea can be used to treat skin conditions.  For many ages, the nettle plant has been used by sufferers of arthritis, rheumatism and gout. And the list goes on and on.


 Nutrients include vitamins C and K, zinc, potassium, and silica. Plantain’s medicinal wonders has been used since first-century A.D. by herbalists for aching teeth and bleeding gums. It serves as an excellent antitoxin capable of drawing out the poison of infection involved in wounds, boils, poison ivy, rashes, bites and stings. And again the list goes on.


Vitamins include A(very high amounts), B1, B2, B3, C, D and such minerals as calcium, zinc, selenium and phosphorous as well as high in iron and manganese. Amazingly, dandelion provides the very  best in food and medicine. It is a revered tonic for poor indigestion, During the last fifty years it has been confirmed that dandelion can be most helpful for liver-related conditions. Extracts of dandelion have inhibited growth of Cancer cells and have produced antibodies  to tumor polypeptides. And so much more.


American Indian tribes widely used and esteemed this strongly-scented herb, which powerfully proved its merit relative to infectious illnesses.

This is how I made my tea:

                                After gathering the four ingredients above and making sure they were completely dry I put the nettles, plantain and dandelions into three equal amounts. I cut the leaves up until they were very fine. Then I added the mint to taste. I put a small tea spoon of the tea into the tea pot(about one teaspoon per person). Next I heated the water  until it boiled and let it stand for 2/3 minutes and pour water into pot and let it steep for about 4/5 minutes before pouring into the cup. You can add honey if you so desire. Easy, Deliciousssssssssssss and very nutritious!