Are you feeling tired? Drained to the bone? Noticing signs of dryness in your hair, teeth, nails? Then you might be a good candidate for nettle seeds.
Nettle seeds can rebuild and restore the kidneys. They are a great source of nutrition, vitamins and minerals and are considered an adaptogen and adrenal trophorestorative.
According to Winston and Kuhn in their book, Herbal Therapy & Supplements, an adaptogen is “a substance that helps a living organism adapt to stress (environmental, physical, or psychological).”
A trophorestorative is “an herb that nourishes, strengthens, and tonifies a specific organ or function. Considered ‘food for the organ’. Hawthorn, with its specificity for the heart and circulatory system, is a cardiovascular trophorestorative. Examples: fresh oat (nervous system), nettle seed (kidney).”
To use nettle seeds, consider sprinkling them on everything you eat. For stronger effect, grind them in a coffee or herb grinder and sprinkle on your food.
A little can go a long way, and we encourage you to start small and build your use to a level that supports your energy levels without making you feel jittery or wired.
Let us know what you think or what questions you have!