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Help Me Glow

  • 2 persons
  • 15 minutes

Stinging nettle leaves act as an effective cleanser. The chlorophyll, mineral and vitamin-rich nettle plant has been used for centuries for internal cleansing of organs and skin. Fennel Seed - Fennel is one of nature's best remedies if you have digestive problems or constipation, as well as to excrete waste, prevent cystitis and urinary tract infections. Fennel acts as a diuretic and cleanses the waste that accumulates in the body. Peppermint Leaves - Refreshing Mint works to cool and soothe to the skin and is an effective means of reducing redness. Dandelion Root - The bittersweet dandelion root cleanses the body by strengthening the liver and intestines. Beetroot - purifies and relieves inflammation by stimulating liver, kidneys and intestines. It's also been claimed to be effective in cleansing impure skin. Red clover - this delicate herb with beautiful flowers cleanses the skin and renews glow. Turmeric - also known as the golden goddess in India, is an effective remedy for unclean skin and can help to reduce inflammation. Licorice root - this sweet root strengthens the kidneys and relieves skin irritation. Lemon juice - lemon juice heals and strengthens the liver and keeps the skin clean and fresh. This recipe contains dried nettle, but you can pick the fresh nettle shoots in the spring and make your very own fresh and super healthy tea. You can also dry the vitamin-rich nettle leaves for later use. Dry them on a baking tray or hang them to dry in a cool place for a day or so. From the book Cleanse, Nurture, Restore with Herbal Tea by Sebastian Pole, illustrator Kim Lightbody, published by Frances Lincoln. The recipe is for 2 people and takes 15 minutes to prepare.

What you need:

  • 3 grams nettle leaf

  • 2 grams fennel seeds

  • 2 grams peppermint leaf

  • 2 grams dandelion root

  • 2 grams burdock root

  • 2 grams red clover

  • 1 gram turmeric powder

  • 1 gram liquorice root

  • Squeeze of lemon juice

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What you do

  1. Put all the ingredients in a saucepan (with the exception of lemon).

  2. Add 500 ml of freshly boiled water.

  3. Let simmer for 10-15 minutes, strain the mixture, and add lemon.

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