Nettle (Urtica dioica)
Nettle is a herbal stalwart of medicinal teas, so we often wonder what it can’t do. It just does so much for us. This gorgeous plant aids the kidneys, urinary tract, gastrointestinal tract and cardiovascular system while providing an iron lift through nutrients like calcium and magnesium. It’s also a generous energy-giver and ache-easer if you suffer with arthritis, gout or rheumatism. For women, it’s definitely something to sip to soften PMS and keep on sipping during menstruation and menopause as its blood-invigorating properties are so helpful to our bodies. To top it all off, nettle also carries histamines to alleviate asthma, allergies and hay fever. Talk about a heavy-hitter.