Nettle leaf is commonly used in infusions and powders but nettle seed is even more
densely nutritious and is one of the most strengthening herbs that one can take. Esteemed herbalist David Winston calls nettle seed an adrenal trophorestorative. That means that it helps strengthen the adrenals when there has been stress, trauma and burnout leading to hyper secretion of adrenaline and cortisol from the adrenal gland. Nettle seed helps slowly restore us at a core level when we develop symptoms of severe fatigue, brain fog, confusion and associated depression. Nettle seed has traditionally been given to horses to give them a shiny coat and more bounce in their step. Nettle seed has similar stimulating and strengthening properties for us humans as well. Try adding a 1-2 teaspoons to your daily diet by sprinkling the seeds in your meals.
Cost: 17 $ a pound. 1 teaspoon costs 21 cents.