Want to learn how to make nettle seeds wine and use this medieval medicine at home? Continue reading and find out.
Nettle seeds (Urtica dioica) contain all the healing active substances found in nettle leaves and roots, but in addition, they also have vitamin E and phytohormones. Nettle seeds are edible and can be used to season various dishes, salads, and on buns, but also to make a medicinal wine, which was very popular during the Middle Ages, as it was used as a general tonic. Here is how to make nettle seeds wine at home and use it as medicine.
How to Make Nettle Seeds Wine
Nettle seeds are harvested in late autumn when the nettle flowers start to wither, the perfect time to also harvest the nettle roots and even the aerial parts. Here is how to make nettle seeds wine at home.
- Mix 4 tablespoons of nettle seeds with 1 liter (4 cups) of natural red wine, and bring to a boil.
- Pour the steaming hot wine into a glass bottle or jar (do not strain), and leave to macerate for 10 days, shaking the bottle 2-3 times a day.
- Strain the nettle seed through cheesecloth, without squeezing the cloth, only allow it to drip.
- Pour the wine back into the bottle to settle for another 6 days (the clear parts should start separating from the residue at the bottom).
- Strain and add more natural red wine so that you have the initial quantity (one liter/four cups).
Pour the nettle seeds wine into amber glass bottles. Store at room temperature, if the wine used has at least 11% alcohol, if it is below this percent, store the medicinal wine in the refrigerator. The shelf life of this medicinal wine is 1 year. Due to the high alcohol content of this nettle seeds wine, it is not recommended before driving the car or for people who have an alcohol intolerance or want to avoid alcohol.
How to Use Nettle Seeds Wine
This nettle seeds wine is a medicinal wine, and you can have 2 tablespoons (30 ml) a day, after meals for the following conditions:
- Internal bleeding/ nose bleeding
- Varicose veins
- Adjuvant in diabetes
- Allergies (paradoxically fresh nettle can trigger hives, while the nettle remedies actually fight urticaria and allergies.)
- Kidney diuretic
- General tonic for the elderly
- Bone remineralizing
A higher dose (3 tablespoons – 50 ml a day, after meals) can even boost natural immunity, regulate intestinal transit, and protect from prostate adenoma, and periodontitis. Be careful! It is still alcohol, and alcohol can easily lead to addiction. Do not overuse it. Instead, you can opt for other nettle remedies, such as nettle root decoction, or nettle powder.
If you’ve enjoyed learning how to make nettle seeds wine, a wonderful autumn medicine with many health benefits, especially for the circulatory system, anemia, allergies, and general tonic. Let us know in the comment section below what is your preferred way to use nettle seeds as medicine. Stay healthy, naturally!
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