Posts tagged nettles
Autumn Immune Tonic - Fire Cider

As we transition to Autumn, start boosting your immunity with this fiery mix of herbs, honey and vinegar. With anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and circulatory herbs, it will stand you in great stead as the months get colder. It takes a month to infuse so now is the perfect time to get making. This sweet/sour tonic is known traditionally as an oxymel and I’m a huge fan of this combo of flavours.

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Nettle Rosemary Hair Tonic

It may seem a bit odd pouring what is essentially herbal tea over your head, but I’m a convert. This simple mix of nettles, rosemary, apple cider vinegar and water has added shine and body to my hair, giving it far better texture than any conditioning treatment - all without using chemicals.

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Nettles = Fine Fettle

If you go down to the woods today…you’ll be lucky if you find any bloody Wild Garlic, but nettles (Urtica dioica) will be abundant. Instagram is dripping with Wild Garlic shots at the moment – every scroll reminds me of what I can’t find! Living in Cornwall I had it on my doorstep, and even in the centre of Oxford there was a magic spot in a churchyard that provided (the ‘bonemeal’ fertiliser must have helped…). But so far in Suffolk it’s alluding me. If you’re like me and it’s giving you the slip, set your sights on nettles. You won’t have to look far.

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