Nettle tea has long been used as a health promoting drink. It is thought to be beneficial to the digestive system, urinary tract and to the blood. Nettles contain iron which helps combat anaemia, as well as other vitamins and minerals.

There are many recipes available for nettle tea, one of which you can find below.

Put 1 or 2 teaspoons of the above mixture into a cup full of boiling water. Leave to steep for 2 minutes, strain and drink. The tea may be sweetened with sugar or honey according to personal taste.

Do not drink nettle tea if you have heart or kidney problems.