I am thankful for the information I found about nettle on your website. I am curious if you can tell me how much I(38) should take a day and how much is safe for my 8 yr old and 9 month old daughter? And what is better the liquid tincture and/or the tea? I have the tincture right now. Thanks in advance for any info you can give me...
When using nettle as a nourishing daily part of our diets, you need to use infusions. These are deeply concentrated "teas" where large quantities of the herbs are steeped for usually 4-8 hours. Tinctures are medicines usually used for treating a specific ailment or situation and are used by the dropperful.
These infusions are loaded with minerals and vitamins that you simply cannot get from using a teabag steeped for a few minutes in hot water. The wonderful part of the infusions, along with being extremely cost-efficient, is that they are generally safe for anyone, including small children. I drink 1-2 quarts a day of the infusions. When my three year old doesn't have milk, she usually drinks infusions in place of water or fruit juice. So she is certainly drinking a cup or more a day. Nine months old is a fine time to begin incorporating some infusions into the diet as a supplement to milk.
I am including a link to Susun's new website that gives directions to infusions if you are unfamiliar with how to make them. It also goes into greater detail on the main nourishing herbs we use on a daily basis. Hope this helps.
Wise Woman Team