Nettle Leaf Allergy Tea


    • 1 ounce dried nettle leaf (available in natural products stores and online)
    • 1 pint boiling water

    Add nettle leaf to boiling water and steep for 10 to 15 minutes. Strain.

    Adult dosage: 1 to 4 cups per day; 3/4 cup every 3 hours during acute flare-ups, or 1/3 cup every hour.

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    Amanda McQuade Crawford, host of What a Relief!, is a medical herbalist consultant, improving quality control within the natural products industry. She is the author of two popular books on women’s health, “The Herbal Menopause Book” and “Herbal Remedies for Women” and a contributing author to two recent books on natural medicine: “The New Menopause Book” and the text “Traditional Medicines for Modern Times: Antidiabetic Plants.” She currently explores for urban weeds and grows an organic herb garden in the wilds of Los Angeles.