What is Stinging Nettle?
Stinging nettle, scientifically known as Urtica diocia and also known as the Kandali herb is a nutritious herb that has been used for its medicinal properties for centuries.
The leaves of the stinging nettle plant have hairs that are prickly. But once it is processed, this powerful herb can be beneficial for the body and for treating several ailments.
Zizira brings you Stinging Nettle Powder which is made up of stinging nettle leaves which are dried and turned into a fine powder. It is minimally processed to retain the herb’s maximum health benefits.
Stinging Nettle powder has a mild earthy taste that is similar to spinach without the strong flavour of iron.
Rich in vitamins and minerals, it is a powerhouse of nutrients. It contains:
- Vitamins A, C and K, as well as several B vitamins.
- Iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and sodium.
- All of the essential 20 amino acids.
- Acetic acid, beta-carotene, betaine, caffeic acid, and lycopene which are phytonutrients and antioxidants.
- Essential fatty acids.
The stinging nettle plant offers a wide spectrum of health benefits. Here are some of them:
- It can help in lowering blood sugar levels.
- It can help control the symptoms of hay fever and allergies.
- It has diuretic properties which enables it to be used as a flush to clear up the urinary tract.
- It is a revitalizing herb that is used to maintain the health and vitality of bones, nerves and kidneys.
- Nettle is high in B vitamins that are essential for mental health, a well-balanced nervous system and a well-functioning metabolism.
- It contains Vitamin B5 and Vitamin C which help form the brain chemical serotonin which promotes a calm mood and deep sleep.
- It is an excellent source of minerals like calcium in iron, potassium, silicon, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and chromium.
- Nettle supports healthy prostate health.
- Nettle can help in treating liver problems.
Stinging nettle powder can be sprinkled and used on all kinds of dishes. Because of its mild flavour, it can be conveniently disguised into all kinds of food. From curries to salads to oatmeal, the possibilities are endless! It can be blended with your favourite fruits and vegetables to make a healthy detox smoothie. A healthy herbal stinging nettle tea can be made by infusing stinging nettle powder in a cup of hot water. It can be used to make face and hair masks for healthy skin and lustrous hair.
Powdered nettle should be stored in an airtight container away from heat and light. It can be stored in the refrigerator for best results.
Nettle is thought to affect the menstrual cycle, by reducing heavy menstruation, which means that it may also provoke uterine contractions that could lead to premature birth if used during pregnancy.
These are a few ways of how Zizira ensures the purity of all products:
We term it responsible because we work directly with the farmers who are well aware of pure Lakadong Turmeric and this is where we emphasize purity and quality. And we are responsible for only working with farmers who practice sustainable farming methods.
Knowing where the ingredients come from:
Zizira deeply cares about where every ingredient comes from. Over the years, the Zizira team has been able to build relationships with the ethical farmers and beekeepers of Meghalaya and Zizira gives importance to providing pure and safe products to customers like you.
Evaluation of ingredients:
To provide you with the best products, Zizira selects the absolute best quality ingredients. The Zizira team as well as farmer partners share the same mission of prioritizing the long-term health of the land. The land is free from all unwanted artificial additives such as pesticides, chemical fertilizers, and insecticides resulting in safe and pure ingredients.
All of Zizira's Products are Processed in-house in locations across Northeast India under the direct responsibility of Zizira
In the processing of food, several hazards can creep in. Zizira does not take chances with any kind of hazard – physical, chemical, or biological. Zizira takes every precaution to control them at every critical point in our food processing facilities. That is done with every new harvest of each and every ingredient that is used.
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Zizira follows a similar process for all products. Credible, high standard quality maintenance without excuses. Zizira chooses whom to work with, partner with, to serve you in a way that makes a difference. Zizira’s continued effort and diligent work will contribute to your health, as well as to the prosperity of the farmers as they revive and regenerate traditional farming practices.
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I like using it and it is giving me benefits
Very nice product..I use it with hot water
It’s wonderful full of health benefits
Excellent product line. Helping the farmers to bring products to market.