There is probably no Hungarian who is not familiar with nettles. Everyone knows that it is a pungent and pungent herb and that it has many positive effects and health benefits.
Nettles are extremely rich in nutrients, vitamins and minerals. It contains high levels of vitamins C, K, B, calcium, magnesium and iron, but is also rich in antioxidants and amino acids. Antioxidants are involved in the neutralisation of free radicals and thus in the prevention of many chronic diseases.
Nettles can also help detoxify the body, as they have a diuretic effect, helping to eliminate harmful chemicals from the body. This herb is also known as the elixir of spring, and for good reason, as it can help cleanse the body of toxins that accumulate during the winter.
It has a positive effect on heart function and circulation, as it contains high levels of iron and vitamin C, potassium, which reduces the build-up of tension in the blood vessels and arteries, and can minimise the risk of stroke.
The antioxidant effects of nettle can reduce inflammation in the body, which is beneficial because it can reduce pain, especially joint pain.
It can be consumed as a tea, tablet or tincture. It is best made into a tea to be drunk as a cure. How to make nettle tea? Add any amount of washed and chopped nettle leaves – a handful or two – to a litre of water. Let the water boil and then strain the tea leaves. You can sweeten your nettle tea with raw honey.
In spring, nettles can be used to make many delicious dishes. One such dish is nettle stew, for which we are now giving you the recipe.
Healthy nettle stew
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Wash the nettles thoroughly in boiling water and cut them into small pieces with a knife. Heat the olive oil in a pan, add the nettle leaves and sauté for a minute or two. When it boils, add water, season the soup and add a little grated garlic. In the meantime, mix the rice flour in the almond milk and whisk it into the soup. Vegetable meatballs go well with it.