There’s a perennial flowering plant that when you brush up against it, it stings you. Stinging nettle, though unpleasant upon the skin, when processed and used medicinally, has a number of helpful health benefits.
Stinging nettle has been used medicinally as far back as Ancient Greece. Studies have shown it has antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-ulcer, and pain relieveing capabilities. Stinging nettle leaves and flowers can be dried and the dried leaves can be steeped and made into a tea. You can drink nettle tea daily to alleviate various ailments.
I’m not suggesting you harvest a stinging nettle plant and get stung. With all the various products out there, it is easy to come by in your local health food store. Stinging nettle tea can be a sweet remedy.