Do you know about nettle?

Nettle is known since antiquity for its healing properties.The plant was named after the symptoms of itching, itching and redness caused by contact with it. Formic acid, acetylcholines and histamines are responsible for these reactions. However, the action of these substances is neutralized by boiling or baking.

Its leaves can be used in food, salads, greens, soups, pies and beverages.

Benefits to the organization:

-It is rich in calcium that benefits bone, but also in potassium, contributing to good blood pressure and heart health

-It has a high vitamin C content that strengthens the body’s defenses and helps in better absorption of iron, which also contains, and is therefore recommended in cases of iron deficiency anemia.

-It has a high vitamin K content, which plays an important role in blood clotting, and B complex vitamins that do good in the nervous system.

-It has strong antioxidant action, so it fights free radicals and prevents premature aging of the body.

It has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic action. Soothes inflammation and fights germs.

Nettle has astringent, diuretic and tonic properties. Cleans the body from toxins, controls bleeding, increases hemoglobin, controls red blood cells and blood coagulants.

How to make nettle beverage

1 liter of water

2 tablespoons of dried nettle

Juice of fresh lemon

1 teaspoon of honey (optional)


Boil the water and add the nettle. Cover it and leave it for 15 minutes. Add fresh lemon juice and honey. Drink the beverage hot or cold.

Varvara Solomonidou,Wellness Specialist, Personal Trainer, Seminar & Conference Lecturer, Pilates Master Trainer “AthensTrainers® Ultimate Pilates System®”, General Manager & Owner of AthensTrainers®