is more than just a plant that give you a bite when touched to the skin! When handled with care and gloves, nettle can be harvested and made into a healthy tea. Nettle leaves are considered to be higher in iron than spinach, and are used as a tonic for the blood. Nettle can help cleanse the digestive tract, promote healthy digestion, and ease stomach problems. Use a handful of fresh nettle leaves, or 1 oz of dried into a teapot and fill with boiling water. Steep for at least 10 minutes and up to 4 hours. Strain and drink within 36 hours. Add a little local honey or lemon to taste. If there is any tea left over, you can rinse you hair or even water your houseplants with it! No waste here!