Some of my lovely Instagram followers have been very complimentary about my skin and wanted me to share some of my secrets. https://www.instagram.com/menoandme/?hl=en
Nettle tea is something I introduced into my eating routine back in November 2017.
I started drinking it after I attended a retreat, one of the therapist said because of years of stress my body was not working as efficiently as it should, not mentioning the menopause of course! She said to drink it in the bucket full. I try and drink around 3 cups per day and always start the day with a cup, never normal tea anymore.
If you are vitamin deficient (most of us are because of depleted soils), have problems absorbing nutrients, or are prone to acidosis, nettle tea can restore you…and your body knows it.
It is Rich in calcium, potassium, magnesium, vitamin C (10 times more than in an apple), vitamin B complex, vitamin E, amino acids, and beta-carotene (five times more than in a carrot)/
Nettle is alkalizing while supporting the immune system, nervous system, bone stability, the metabolism and skin health.
That translates into having more energy, mental sharpness, disease resilience and radiant well-being. In fact, nettle tea is such a great source of nourishment that some herbalists and organic farmers brew nettle tea for their crops as a fertilizer instead of using Miracle-Gro.
A Gentle yet Effective Body Flush
Stinging nettle leaf is a gentle diuretic, helping the body to process and flush away toxins, so this will help with skin tone.
It flushes the kidneys and bladder to prevent and soothe urinary tract infections. I have noticed my bladder to be stronger too, which is brilliant as when you reach menopause a decrease in oestrogen causes havoc down there!
The tea is ideal for sodium induced water retention and high blood pressure. Its diuretic effect decreases bloated “water weight” and other edema, streamlining and slimming the body.
The herb’s diuretic action also flushes excess uric acid from muscles and joints, helping to relieve arthritic pain and inflammations again something we have to contend with during menopause.
The Beauty Benefits
Because of its nourishing, diuretic, and anti-inflammatory properties, nettle tea is a natural beautifier to skin and hair. Drinking it will make you feel much better because it will re-hydrate you vs caffeine that will make your skin look dull, once you have kicked the caffeine habit your skin will thank you for it.
The best type of tea is loose leaf but I have found it hard to find in London, so when I have made sure I stock up, as tea bags are OK but have a very diluted affect.
I hope you find some and start to incorporate in your daily routine.