Sunday, June 8, 2014

Honey Dew And Stinging Nettle Detox Juice

Stinging nettle may not exactly be the first ingredient that comes to mind when you think of making a juice, but like seldom any other wild growing herb it is something you should consider using as often as possible.

Stinging nettle comes with incredible health benefits. Already in Antiquity nettle was recognized for its ability to stop internal and external bleeding. The herb was also used to purify blood, prevent diarrhea and remove excess mucus from the body. Nettle is believed to stimulate digestion, and improve liver and gall bladder function. 

Nettle is a wonderful diuretic herb. It helps increase urine flow and alleviate bladder infections. It also has the ability to alkalize the blood and promote elimination of uric acid.

Nettle leaves are rich in protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, beta carotene, and vitamins A, C, D and B complex.

Nettle grows on meadows, in the woods, on the side of the roads and probably even in your backyard. Wear protective gardening gloves when you decide to pick some and do not forage nettles that grow on the roadside. You definitely want to pick the unpolluted herb.

The best time to forage nettles is April-May and early June. 

  • 1 honey dew melon, peeled and chopped, seeds removed
  • 2 cups stinging nettle leaves

  • Pass honey dew and stinging nettle leaves through your juicer. Enjoy right away.

Tip: This juice tastes great when you chill your honey dew before juicing.

In radiant health - passionately raw - Dominique

*Information in this article is for educational purposes only and is not meant to diagnose, treat or cure a disease. 


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