One of my Favourite Things

Last weekend I was chopping up dried nettles to make into nettle tea. Nettles are my favourite herb. I use them for giving me a boost after I’ve been ill, as they have iron and vitamin C in them.

There are a variety of recipes for cooking with nettles, the most popular being nettle soup. I have yet to try them in this, but am planning to do so next Spring, when the nettle leaves are apparently at their most tender.

In witchcraft I use nettles for protection magic. Thistles can be used as well, as can anything that stings or pierces, but nettles are easier to find, pick and dry.


1 Comment

  1. Liz said,

    August 23, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Nettle soup = delicious. I make it at least once a season, just on principal, even if i don’t have time to pull in a big nettle harvest. Definitely recommend it for soup!

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