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7-minute itch is such a little inconvenience. Not sure how many people deal with it on a regular basis but if you head down to the creek for some fishing, and you should, you will likely run into some stinging nettle.
Most of my life I looked at it as a nuisance. How wrong I was!
In an SHTF situation, stinging nettles can give you the missing nutrients you may be lacking. Stinging nettles are found all over the world and best of all they are often found near water. The water’s edge is such a great location for resources and foods.
There is a reason why humans have so often settled by waterways.
Below are the nutritional values of stinging nettles, as you can see they can give you a lot of needed fiber and look at the calcium value! In an emergency, these could keep your bones strong.
Stinging nettles can be used as a skin treatment and for kidney and urinary tract infections and so much more!
Animal Food Additive
After blanching and adding to your animals’ food, stinging nettles begin to work things like chickens and goats in all sorts of great ways. Nettles support healthy feather and fur growth
They can also stimulate egg production in your chickens. Nettles are packed with nutrients and those get transferred to your animals.
Stinging Nettle Tea
Because stinging nettles are dark leafy greens, all the benefits of dark leafy greens are tied to them. Some people go as far as drinking nettle tea as a simple liquid multivitamin.
Nettle tea can help you with all sorts of things, however, you needn’t only drink it if you have an issue. Its also got a distinct flavor and is great with blended teas.