The plants around us. Volum III The plant around us. Volume III. Etwining project - Page 57

Properties, Medicinal use Gastronomic use U. dioica has a flavour similar to spinach mixed with cucumber when cooked, and is rich in vitamins A and C, iron, potassium, Nettle leaf juice was as effective at reducing manganese, and calcium. the pain of various types of arthritis as anti- inflammatory drugs. Nettles are sometimes used in cheesemaking, for example in the production of Cornish Yarg and as a flavouring in varieties of Gouda. Nettle leaves can also help reduce Nettles can be used in a variety of recipes, such as the pain of arthritis. To make tea, combine 2 to 3 teaspoons polenta, pesto, and purée. Nettle Soup dried leaf (which doesn't sting) with 1 cup hot water, and allow to steep 10 to 15 1 Tablespoon olive oil,1 onion peeled and chopped, 1 baking potato, minutes. 4oz nettle tops, 1L Vegetable Stock, Salt, pepper and nutmeg, Squeeze of lemon juice, vegan cream – optional Method: Health Benefits Of Nettle Tea: • Heat the oil in a large saucepan, add the onion and potatoes, stir, then cover and cook for 5 minutes. • Add the nettles, cover and cook for a further 5 minutes, then add the Improves Kidney Health Treats Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia stock, bring to the boil and simmer for about 15 minutes until the vegetables are tender. • Blend in a food processor or with a stick blender until completely smooth. Lowers Blood Pressure Levels • Season with salt, pepper, grated nutmeg and a little squeeze of lemon Protects Heart Health juice to brighten the flavour – it needs strong seasoning. • Delicious served either hot or chilled, with a swirl of vegan cream. Treats Allergic Reactions