Freeze Dried Nettles have a reputation for helping reduce the symptoms of hay fever and seasonal allergies. This particular product is made from the fresh, freeze dried leaf of the common nettle plant; the antihistamine action is not something that happens when you drink nettle tea, and here is the reason for that. In its fresh state, nettle leaves and stems are covered with fine hairs that produce a stinging and/or itching sensation when it comes into contact with the skin. Oddly enough, it's those stinging hairs that help provide relief from allergies, and those are only available when the plant is fresh, or when preserved through freeze drying. When nettle leaves are air dried, all the benefits from the stinging hairs dissipate. Nettles don't help everyone with allergies, but for those people who do respond to it, it's a lifesaver.
Nettles has other health benefits:
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