Stinging nettle is a perennial flowering plant that has been used medicinally for ages, dating back as far as Ancient Greece. Today this plant can be found all over the world, but its origins are in the colder regions of Europe and Asia.
The leaves contains many vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, B complex, vitamins C and E, histamine, folic acid, formic acid etc.
Nettle has been used worldwide for centuries mostly for osteoarthritis, joint pain, hay fever, bleeding, urinary problems and alergies.
Here you have a recipe for nettle soup that can help you with alergies.
Eat a green soup like this for a few days in a row and you will experience a fine boost in energy and sense of well-being . This soup you can make it from fresh nettle who its better , but if you haven’t you can use frozen nettle.
– 1 quart rich chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
– 1 large onion, finely diced
– 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
– 2 tablespoons oil of choice (chicken fat is tasty in this soup)
– 4 cups nettle leaves, well washed
– Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
How to prepare nettle soup:
Heat the broth to a simmer in a large soup pot. While the broth is heating, saute the onion and garlic in the oil using a medium skillet. When the broth comes to a simmer, add the sauteed vegetables and the nettle leaves. Gently stir the soup for about two minutes. Turn off the heat and allow the soup to rest for 10 minutes before serving it. Taste for salt and pepper. If you want a cream soup, mix the thickener with the cream and beat it with a whisk to break down any lumps. Bring the soup back to a simmer and slowly stir in the thickening mixture. If the soup is too thick, add more broth or water.