Benefits of Stinging Nettle Infusion

You may ask, “How can nettle infusion help me with getting pregnant?”

Little is written about this wonderfully nourishing herb, yet nettle has a long history of use as a fertility promoter. It is an excellent uterine tonic and also helps strengthen the adrenals and kidneys. This herb is packed with vitamins and minerals, including iron, calcium, and chlorophyll.

It is reputed to have more chlorophyll than any other herb. Vitamins A, C, D and K, calcium, potassium, phosphorous, iron and sulphur are particularly abundant. The infusion is a dark green color approaching black.

The taste is deep and rich. Women who drink the infusion daily and eat cooked leafy greens as well as lettuce salads are getting the abundant folic acid, calcium, magnesium, and other minerals needed to create a healthy baby. Drinking two to four cups per day is best, but even one cup per day will help energize and nourish your whole body.

I try to drink one cup daily, especially when I know I need an extra boost of nutrition. When I was trying to conceive I drank one and sometimes two cups per day. I also drank it from time to time during pregnancy, which is perfectly safe. It is great to drink postpartum also to help nourish your post-pregnancy body back to your normal self and also to increase milk flow for those who are breastfeeding.

I like my infusion heated with a little honey. (YUM! I think I’ll go fix a cup right now!) Try it and let me know what you think.

You can purchase bulk nettle leaf here.


Making an Herbal Fertility Infusion

An herbal infusion is basically herbal tea, but it is made from a larger amount of herb and brewed for a longer length of time. Thus, an infusion is richer in nutrients (and taste) than tea.

To make an infusion, take one ounce of dried herb (about a cup) and put in a quart jar. Then fill the jar with boiling water and cover. Let the infusion steep for 4-10 hours or overnight just sitting on your counter.

After the steeping time is complete, strain with a tea strainer and drink. I like to reheat mine and add a little honey. It can also be drunk cold or room temperature, whichever you prefer. My favorites are nettle and raspberry leaf. Refrigerate any unused infusion and use within 36 hours of brewing.

In the video below, I go over in detail the process of making an herbal infusion.

Hope it helps!

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Starwest Botanicals has excellent bulk nettle leaf for your infusions.

You can also purchase bulk raspberry leaf for infusions at Starwest Botanicals