Traditionally syrup nettle is used to clean the blood, but it is tasty and refreshing drink if you mix it with sparkling water and some ice. Learn how to create one.
This juice is good against rheumatism and arthritis, as nettle have a lot of iron and used it to fight anemia.
Even those who have asthma and skin problems drink it. Also, it is believed to prevent respiratory and urinary problems, and hair loss.
You do not have to always diluted with water, you can just sprinkle over your american pancakes.
We bring you two recipes – one quite simple, and the other in combination with lemon and honey.
The simplest syrup of nettle
You will need:
– 1 kg young of nettle leaves,
– 2.5 liters of water and
– Sugar (500 grams for every 500 ml of fluid).
Wash and drain the leaves of nettle, so they are submerged in water and simmer on medium heat for about an hour, adding water that boils. Strain, then add the sugar and stir until completely melted. The resulting syrup, pour into glass bottles and seal. (In nettle leaves you can add leaves of berries in a 1: 1).
Nettle, honey and lemon
about 400 grams of fresh young nettle leaves,
– Juice of 6 large lemon,
– 800 g of sugar,
– 5 spoonfuls clover honey and
– 1 liter of filtered water.
There’s a trick, if you do not like the idea with that much of a sugar. You can replace it with honey, but only a part, let’s say 300 gr – replace with 1 kg of honey, but do not cook and add the cooled syrup. Thus obtained juice has a shorter shelf life.
Wash the nettle and chop it. Pour water into the pan and put sugar (for example, half brown, half white). Everything you put on the stove to cook, stirring occasionally (when you boil let it simmer for 5 minutes). If there is foam on the surface, remove it with a spoon.
Put the nettles in a ceramic bowl and pour the sugar syrup. Cover the plate and press harder with a glass or the jar. Leave it for 10 minutes. Now add the lemon juice and honey. Keep squeezing with your hands the juice and separating the nettle. When you get the syrup, then strain it through a sieve if necessary and the job is done. Pour the syrup into sterilized bottles, close and leave on a cool and dark place.
Make the juice so as you mix ¼ cup syrup ¾ with water. A syrup may last for 6 months.