Monday, 7 April 2008

Nettle root tincture

I've just been nettle picking and made up a tincture of the roots

Uses for nettle root tincture:-
  • 2-4ml taken 3 times a day during the hayfever season to alleviate the symptoms (although capsules of the freeze dried herb are said to be the most effective). It is also used for other allergies.
  • Irritable bladder, and gall bladder inflammation
  • It is prescribed in cases of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), or prostate enlargement.
  • Taken internally, it is said to help in cases of childhood eczema. It can also be added to an ointment and applied topically.
  • Rubbed into the scalp for healthy hair and scalp, and prevention of hair loss.
And this is how I made it:-
  1. Pick nettles, lots of them, pulling up as much of the root as possible.
  2. I chopped off the roots (saving the leaves for other uses), pulled off all the bits and gave them a good wash and then chopped them up using scissors.
  3. I've just used an empty vodka bottle, put the chopped roots in and covered them in vodka
  4. Let it brew for 2 weeks in a warm place and give it a shake every day
  5. Strain off and store in a dark glass bottle

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2 comments:

  1. I have a fungus toe neil infection and read in Maria Treben's book that the Nettle root tincture would help to cure this very resistant fungus. I will prepare my own tincture but until it's ready to use I will try to find and buy it on line. If you have any idea where please let me know.
    Will keep you updated.
    Thank you

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  2. Hi Jutta, Usually I use Baldwins.co.uk but they only have nettle leaf tincture. Try putting "nettle root tincture" into Google.co.uk - it brings up quite a few online shops. Regards, Elizabeth

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