Urtica Dioica

Nettle has been used as a food and a medicine for thousands of years

  • - As a tonic tea, especially during pregnancy or convalescence

  • - As a nutritious addition to soups and stews

  • - As a green vegetable like spinach or silverbeet

  • - Nettle beer!

  • - Nettle is one if the main ingredients in Golden Glow

  • Elenar Estate's Nettle

  • Our nettle is the true European healing variety Urtica Dioica, organically grown on the Kapiti Coast and naturally dried

  • Nettle is rich in vitamins A and C, iron, potassium, manganese, calcium and formic acid. The formic acid constituent is good for arthritic pain and is one of the reasons for it's inclusion in Golden Glow

  • It also contains riboflavin (vitamin B2), pantothenic acid, vitamin K1 and valuable omega-3 acids

  • Nettle is a galactagogue, meaning it promotes lactation, hence it's use during and after pregnancy

  • Soaking nettle in water or cooking it removes it's sting

  • "Tender-handed, stroke a nettle,
    And it stings you for your pains.
    Grasp it like a man of mettle,
    And it soft as silk remains." (Old English rhyme)