This "weed" has so many health benefits!

@buenavida (7671)
Sweden
May 16, 2017 4:21pm CST
I am talking about Nettles! Many can find them in the backyard - they like soil with good nutrition, but seem to grow almost everywhere.. one summer I used them as food, and that year my hair grew a lot more than usual Have to start using them again..
Nettle is a common sight in gardens and backyards, but only a few people are familiar with the health benefits it offers.
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@youless (87142)
• Guangzhou, China
17 May
I have no doubts to its benefits. But I just wonder how it tastes like. I am afraid I don't like its taste very much.
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@prashu228 (22868)
• India
17 May
Is it good for health and hair?
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@buenavida (7671)
• Sweden
17 May
The taste is good, at least for me.. I ate it with other food, like spinach, cooked with butter in a pan..
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@youless (87142)
• Guangzhou, China
17 May
@buenavida You really have a good and healthy diet
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• Lakewood, Colorado
16 May
I know the are supposed to be good for all sorts of stuff but my son when he was little sat in them and got a terrible nettle rash lol
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@buenavida (7671)
• Sweden
16 May
Yeah! Better be careful.. one may need gloves when picking the leaves..
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• Lakewood, Colorado
16 May
@buenavida Oh yes, gloves
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@PatZAnthony (11800)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
15 Jun
It is amazing how so many "weeds" are actually a medical miracle. Our grandparents were right!
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@buenavida (7671)
• Sweden
16 Jun
Yes, and I am finding "new" ones all the time. I am taking a well known herb product now that has dandelion - will see if it helps for type 2 diabetes.. We are so many wonderful healthy things growing around us...
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@PatZAnthony (11800)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
17 Jun
@buenavida It is so nice that you know about some of these weeds. Our grandparents used various weeds and other plants for different ailments.
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@buenavida (7671)
• Sweden
17 Jun
@PatZAnthony - I believe they knew a great deal, and many could not afford to go to doctors and buy expensive medicinens.
@spiderdust (2758)
• San Jose, California
17 May
I'll bet a bunch of people looked at the title and thought you were talking about another plant! They grow around here, but I don't know how to prepare them to remove the stinging aspect. I have an acquaintance who knows a bit more about them, I should ask her to show me sometime. I think I may have missed the ideal time for them around here, I know they're an early spring herb.
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@buenavida (7671)
• Sweden
17 May
They can be cooked and taste great with butter.. I ate them with other food, as a vegetable!
• San Jose, California
18 May
@buenavida Do they taste more like greens (chard, kale, etc) or similar to asparagus?
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@buenavida (7671)
• Sweden
18 May
@spiderdust They remind of Spinach.. they are full of minerals!
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@Micmac (6847)
21 May
This is interesting, and thanks for explaining facts about nettle. I have not heard about it. That's great it helped to grow your hair.
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@buenavida (7671)
• Sweden
21 May
Yes, it has so many minerals, and must be good for all the body, but just do a search to learn what kind of minerals..
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@Micmac (6847)
21 May
@buenavida Yes it seems so, I will have to learn more about it.
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@LadyDuck (121854)
• Switzerland
17 May
Nettles are good for eating and they are an excellent fertilizer.
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@buenavida (7671)
• Sweden
17 May
Yes, some use nettle water for their plants..
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@LadyDuck (121854)
• Switzerland
17 May
@buenavida It smells very bad, but it's excellent for the plants.
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@OreoBrownie (3355)
• Winder, Georgia
25 May
My mother used to make a tea like liquid and she made a poultus to heal her severe contact dermatitis.
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@buenavida (7671)
• Sweden
25 May
I am not sure about this health problem, I guss it has something to do with the skin? Was she helped?
@1hopefulman (20291)
• Canada
23 May
Wow, that is a great testimony to the power of what some would call "weeds." Handle with care!
In this video we find out what really happens when you get stung by a stinging nettle. Subscribe: youtube.com/user/yourdiscoveryscience?sub_confirmation=1 Li...
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@buenavida (7671)
• Sweden
23 May
When my brother was a little kid, he was stung by a nettle.. he said "the flower bit" - yes, better be careful - the flowers can bite..
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18 May
Thanks for sharing the informative piece.
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@buenavida (7671)
• Sweden
18 May
You are welcome! I hope you like the nettles!
@JudyEv (100851)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 May
We don't have many around here but I know they are quite common.
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@buenavida (7671)
• Sweden
17 May
I hope you find some - maybe in a health store?
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@prashu228 (22868)
• India
17 May
Never heard about it, but if it's good for hair, I would love to try , have to see if it's available here
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@buenavida (7671)
• Sweden
17 May
I think it grows almost everywhere.. why not make a search?