Nourishing Nettle Infusion Recipe

Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) has traditionally been used as a Spring tonic, and in this video I show you just how easy it is to make a nourishing Nettle infusion.

Last week I went on a two-day Nettle infusion fast. Now I’ve fasted numerous times over the years, but using Nettle infusion was one of the most enjoyable ways to do one. Plus minor skin irritations cleared up within hours of starting it, and my skin became super soft.

Don’t worry I’m not suggesting you fast on this ‘green nectar’, but as a Spring tonic just consume 2-3 cups a day for seven days, and then drink a cup a day for as long as your body tells you it needs it.

Oh, and if the taste is a little earthy for you, you can always serve it with a little local honey, or a slice of lemon. Personally I love it as it is.

So folks, it’s time to blow out the cobwebs of the past seasonal over-indulgences, and re-energise yourself with this nourishing Nettle infusion.

Further reading: Traditional and Modern Use of Stinging Nettle


  1. I’ve started making my infusions in flasks and leaving for a good 12 hours or more. The liquid’s still warm the next day and tastes more potent. I’ve no idea whether it’s actually extracted more from the herbs.

    Thanks for this plain nettle idea, the tea is too light for me although I love the left over water from when I pot boil nettles.

  2. HI there & many thanks. Have you made this stronger infusion at other times of year? i.e., can we get a similar result using nettle tips, and/or some mature leaves? TIA

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