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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Stinging Nettles

I love spring time!
The wild herbs are growing strong!
Stinging nettles (Urtica dioica) grow abundantly here in Missouri.
This is my first year to harvest and dry them.
I usually order dried nettle for my infusions.
I'm so excited to dry my own!

After cutting the nettles (wearing gloves of course),
I cut off leaves and place on my dehydrator screen.

 I also tie some together to hang in my attic to dry.

 I hang the nettles in paper bags to keep dust off
of them while they dry.

 The result is beautiful, green nettles to be used
for medicinal uses!
My favorite way to consume nettles is an infusion.

Visit my Herb Health page to learn how to make infusions.
Drinking infusions is a wonderful way to benefit
from various herbs!

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