Wild Food

by Chiropractors Brighton on April 22, 2010


Nettles in Springtime

Often regarded as a scourge, nettles become man’s best friend during spring.  Nettles make a great post-winter tonic as they are packed with vitamins and minerals and are free for the taking.  The young leaves contain minerals such as iron, calcium potassium and vitamins A, B and C.  Because of their high iron content and the available vitamin C, nettles are perfect for the anaemic since the vitamin C makes it easier to absorb the iron.  Nature knows just what we need!

Nettle tea can be made by picking only the very youngest and smallest leaves (good idea to use gloves) and allow to steep in hot water for 10 minutes.  Add lemon and/or honey to taste.

It has been said that to eat three heads of boiled young nettles in springtime will keep you free of disease for the rest of the year!  I haven’t tried this, but it can certainly do no harm!

Check out this blog for Nettle Soup Recipe:   realfoodlover.wordpress.com/2009/04/05/nettle-soup-is-the-one-to-make/

At Chiropractic Life our goal is to help you help yourself to be the healthiest you can be and reach your fullest potential in every part of your life.

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Your comments and suggestions (and wild food recipes) are all appreciated.

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Nanaimo Chiropractor April 23, 2010 at 11:20 pm

Great article. Really enjoyed it. Up until recently, I practiced in the UK. Now enjoying life in Western Canada!

Chiropractors Brighton April 24, 2010 at 6:25 am

Hi Jason, welcome to our blog and thank you for your interest. Great video you have on your home page! Kind regards, Karen

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