First I want to say Thank You! I'm so happy to have found you and am so grateful to be reading your books and online info, especially Menopause Years, which is giving me hope!
The nettle infusions have made such a difference (I can't even express how much) and would like to harvest fresh, but in the book you mention 'caution' to not harvest when in blossom - could you elaborate? Does that include the first buds also or just in flower, and why? Is it poisonous or , , , ? More info would be so much appreciated!
Most recommend not using nettles after they've flowered as the older leaves contain components that can be hard on your kidneys ... doesn't seem to effect everyone, but have definitely heard from those who have had problems.
Now you can continuously pinch off the tops of the nettle plants throughout the season, taking the newer growth and preventing it from flowering if you wanted to ... leaving some to go to seed as the seeds can be harvested and used as well.
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