Recipes with nettle will not only fill your stomach, but also strengthen your immunity! Enjoy yourself

Stinging nettle, which we have to distinguish from the smaller stinging nettle, has long been a plant that has been and still is useful in households.

Enjoy three recipes with nettle!

Nettle tea

You will probably be surprised that St. Nettle makes an excellent tea! In addition, nettle tea has a number of health benefits.

What will we need

  • 2-3 teaspoons of dried nettles
  • 550 ml of boiling water


  • To maximize the benefits of nettle tea, steep the dried nettle in 550 milliliters of boiling water for 10-15 minutes.
Glass mug with nettle tea.

Nettle spinach with fried egg

A great anti-arthritis food. One of the most amazing effects of nettle is its ability to cleanse the body of uric acid deposits, remove bile deposits from the bile ducts and improve liver function, thanks to which the body can get rid of toxic substances and strengthen the stomach.

What will we need

  • 500 grams of fresh nettles
  • 1 onion
  • 220 ml of vegetable or chicken broth
  • salt
  • pepper
  • olive oil
  • 1 egg per serving
  • sour cream


  • Rinse the nettles under water to clean them.
  • Cut the onion into fine cubes and sauté in olive oil.
  • Pour the broth over the onions and add the nettles.
  • Let everything simmer for about 10 minutes under the lid. Stir occasionally until all the leaves are wilted.
  • Salt, pepper and mix everything.
  • Adjust with sour cream as needed.
  • You can serve spinach with a fried egg and potatoes.
A bowl full of creamed spinach with an egg.

Homemade nettle syrup

We collect the herb for syrup production in a clean environment and make sure that it is not attacked by pests.

Nettle used internally is a supportive agent in the treatment of various types of bleeding – coughing up blood or vomiting blood

What will we need

  • 450 g of nettle top shoots
  • 1 washed lemon or orange
  • 2 teaspoons of citric acid
  • 1.5 liters of water
  • about 1.3 kg of sugar


  1. Cover the washed, chopped lemon with any seeds and water and boil for 10 minutes.
  2. Rinse the nettle thoroughly under running water and put it in a stainless steel or glass bowl.
  3. Pour boiled water with lemon.
  4. The water must not be boiling, let it cool slightly. about 5 minutes.
  5. We weigh down, for example, a flat plate so that all the nettles are submerged, and let it stand for 24 hours.
  6. The next day, strain the nettle through a cloth or paper filter.
  7. Add 2 teaspoons of citric acid and sugar. There should be at least 1.3 kg of sugar per 1.5 l of pickle.
  8. Heat the juice and stir to dissolve the sugar.
  9. We collect the foam that forms.
  10. Heat long enough, but be careful to keep the temperature below the boiling point.
  11. Then we just pour into bottles and store.
  12. To be sure, we can sterilize at 80 degrees.
  13. We use it as a syrup in water, to sweeten tea, or one tablespoon up to 3 times a day as prevention.

If you are interested in the recipes, you can also try to prepare nettle soup, nettle stuffing, or use nettle as an herb .

Bottles full of golden syrup.

Health effects of nettle

Contains many nutrients

Vitamins: Vitamins A, C, and K, as well as several B vitamins
Minerals: calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and sodium
Fats: linoleic acid, linoleic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid and oleic acid
Amino Acids: All essential amino acids
What’s more, many of these nutrients act as antioxidants in your body.

Can reduce inflammation : Stinging nettle contains various compounds that can reduce inflammation. For example, in one study of 27 people, applying stinging nettle cream to areas affected by arthritis significantly reduced pain compared to a placebo treatment.

Can treat hay fever : Stinging nettle is considered a promising natural treatment for hay fever. Research shows that extracts of St. Nettle can suppress the inflammation that can trigger seasonal allergies.

Bleeding relief: Stinging nettle extract medications have been found to reduce excessive
bleeding, especially after surgery.

Liver health: Nettle’s antioxidant properties can protect your liver from damage by toxins, heavy
metals and inflammation.

Natural diuretic: This plant can help your body get rid of excess salt and water, which in turn
may temporarily lower blood pressure.

Milan & Ondra

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