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Three ounces of organic loose leaf nettle, oatstraw and horsetail. Bring two cups of water to a boil, add a tablespoon of the tea and steep for 20 minutes. Drink in the morning as the nettle leaf is slightly diuretic.
In Western herbalism nettle leaf and oatstraw have been used in a tea to give people more energy and better assimilate iron. It is a source of easy to assimilate calcium. Restless Leg Syndrome has been alleviated just by drinking nettle tea regularly. You can steep the tea for several hours to get the maximum benefit. As it can be diuretic do not drink more than a couple of cups a day but not in the evening.
This site discusses the safety of these herbs during pregnancy: http://americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/naturalherbsvitamins.html
Description of its benefits for older women: http://www.menopause-metamorphosis.com/An_Article-healthy.htm
"Inflammation in the thyroid may contribute to both hyper- and hypothyroidism. Both whole plant extract and polysaccharide fractions of Urtica (nettle) have been shown to have an anti-inflammatory effect.12 Urtica has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and tissue-tonifying effects on many organs and body systems. Urtica has shown regenerative effects in the brain,13 hepatoprotective effects,14,15,16 anti-inflammatory effects on connective tissues,17 restorative effects in acute pancreatitis,18 and both hormonal balancing and anti-inflammatory effects on the lower urinary tract and prostate.19 Because toxins can also burden the thyroid, a similar mechanism may offer thyroprotection.A clinical trial showed Urtica to improve total antioxidant capacity and superoxide dismutase levels compared with controls.20 Another clinical trial showed Urtica supplementation to reduce interleukin-6 and C reactive protein in 8 weeks’ time in diabetic subjects.21 Although no studies have been conducted investigating the effects of Urtica on the thyroid or thyroiditis, these findings suggest that Urtica has general and systemic anti-inflammatory effects." https://restorativemedicine.org/library/monographs/stinging-nettle-leaf/
This study shows the remarkable effect of horsetail in assimilating calcium and so preventing osteoporosis.
"The traditional supplementation of calcium and Vitamin D for osteoporosis patients is insufficient considering the rise in patients every year.
Results: We report a significant change in formation and resorption markers of bone as well as in cortical bone thickness and trabecular width in N and N + EA groups. Horsetail (equisetum arvense) was found to be as effective as RAL in reversing the osteoporotic changes." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4900006/
"One 24-week study in 37 older adults with excess weight found that supplementing with 1,500 mg of oat straw extract daily significantly improved measures of blood flow in the heart and brain, compared with a placebo"
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