Nettle for Falling Hair and More – Ask Annie
A friend just called asking me about “falling hair” and asked what I had heard about it. “Falling hair” means that hair is falling out when it shouldn’t; in other words, losing hair when going bald isn’t the cause.
I’ve always loved nettle tea because it works on the endocrine system and helps with hormonal balance, for both men and women. It is known to aid the inhibition of prostate activity, and help with both PMS and menopause. It is also known as one of the best tonic herbs for longevity. Chock full of nutrients, this herb might just be the tea that could make a positive difference in your sense of hormonal balance, whether you are a man or a woman.
I like nettle tea, but nettle tinctures are great, too, as are nettle pills!
This infusion will last in the refrigerator for about a week.
A handful of dried nettle leaves
A quart mason jar
Place the nettle leaves in the jar, and fill with boiling water. Cover tightly and set overnight. Strain, and either drink the tea cold or heat it up. You can add milk and a sweetener (agave, which is low on the glycemic index, is recommended).
By Annie B. Bond, the best-selling and award-winning author of five healthy/green living books, including Better Basics for the Home (Three Rivers Press, 1999), Home Enlightenment, Clean & Green (1990), and most recently True Food (National Geographic, 2010 and winner of Gourmand Awards Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook in the World). She has authored literally thousands of articles and was named “the foremost expert on green living” by Body & Soul magazine (2009).