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Stinging Nettles Are A Universal Herb.
They provide myriad healing benefits, with no side effects. Stinging nettles have a cornucopia of nutrition, which can easily be utilized every day.
Nettles are a good general tonic of the female reproductive system, excellent for young women just starting their monthly cycle, as well as women entering menopause. Stinging nettle helps to keep testosterone circulating freely and keep you feeling sexually vital. See how the plant has female energy, nature gives clues to her gifts.
Nettles are an incredible source of nutrition, making them an ideal way to maintain overall health, and assist the body in times of illness or stress. They have a high content of iron, calcium, and silica, as well as other trace minerals. They are rich in vitamins, chlorophyll and they are even a substantial source of protein.
Chlorophyll helps to build and replenish our red blood cells, boosting energy and improving well being almost instantly, and can be used to treat anemia. The nettle also helps boost the immune system, and it contains anti-inflammatories and natural pain relief, being of huge benefit to people suffering from rheumatic disorders and arthritis.
A cup of nettle infusion contains 500 milligrams of calcium plus generous amounts of bone- building magnesium, potassium, silicon, boron, and zinc. Drink nettle tea once a day, or between meals when used for more intense healing; builds energy, strengthens the adrenals, and is said to restore youthful flexibility to blood vessels.
Stinging nettle – It is an excellent source of vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K. For flexible bones, a healthy heart, thick hair, beautiful skin, and lots of energy, make friends with sister stinging nettle. It may make you feel so good you’ll jump up and exercise.
Whether in teas or in tinctures, traditional practitioners of herbal medicine have used nettles to make the eyes brighter, the hair shinier, and the blood clean and potent. Nettles are also used to increase the strength and length of hair in beauty regimes. In fact, some herbalists swear by organic nettles ability to actually stimulate hair growth in balding men!
Stinging nettles protects against hair loss and can also be used to enrich hair and skin, as a wash, rinse or taken internally.
At Studio Joi, Stinging nettle is the base of the famous ‘Hair Tea’ used to finish and leave in after your shampooing. It is also used in custom designed treatments for your hair, give a call today to schedule an appointment to have a treatment designed for your hair.
SPLIT END TREATMENT ~ DUSTING
Split Ends? No Problem, here’s a solution, Cutting off the dead ends allows hair to repair itself. Get rid of the dead weight by dusting the ends. All hair is susceptible to split ends regardless of whether you chemically process your hair or if it is natural. Split ends can’t be permanently repaired despite the claims from some specially formulated haircare products. These products can only temporarily glue split ends together so they appear repaired.
As for the frequency of hair dusting? It’s just like a normal hair trim, every couple months, but it also depends on how much heat styling and coloring you do to your hair. Hair gets damaged because of weather, coloring, bad haircuts, hot tools, and just the age of the hair. Dusting used to maintain health in severely damaged hair should be done every few weeks, which lessens the need for trims.
Maintaining healthy ends will help with retaining length. It will help with breakage, which is often the true culprit of your hair not growing. The key to trimming hair is knowing what needs to be trimmed and what doesn’t.
Dusting involves cutting under a 1/4 inch off of the ends of the hair to keep them in the best possible condition. Trimming often removes a larger amount of hair, so for those that are conscious of keeping their hair long dusting is a good alternative.
You may have trouble finding a stylist who offers hair dusting as a service because, it’s incredibly time-consuming, requires focus and skill and is almost like a second haircut after your strands are shaped and trimmed. Studio Joi offers Dusting as a stand alone Treatment to help grow and keep your hair vibrant and long or as an addition to any other service.
Why are hormones balance so important? Well, they’re the rapid-fire communication system the body uses to manage multiple organ systems and processes. So for anyone who’s ever had their email crash in the middle of a workweek, you can understand how disruptions in a communication pathway can result in a lot of systems failing or even falling apart.
Of the entire endocrine system, it seems our toxic and environmental burden has the strongest effect on five important hormones: cortisol, insulin, estrogen, dihydrotestosterone, and thyroid hormone.
Disruption in these messaging molecules can results in acne, weight gain, infertility, hair loss, irregular periods, and the list goes on.
5 Hormone Imbalances
Estrogen aka the female hormone. When we see this hormone in excess, we develop the unwelcomed symptoms of bloating, breast tenderness, and irregular periods in women, and infertility + erectile dysfunction in men. Toxic burden has shown to slow down the metabolism of estrogen, leading to bodily excesses.
Insulin aka the sugar police. This hormone controls the level of sugar in the blood and cells, and too much can cause the cells of our body to develop resistance, leading to a sluggish metabolism, and imbalances of all the other important hormones we mentioned. Because insulin is one of the body’s “major” hormones, it becomes almost impossible for the body to manage all other hormones when insulin goes rouge.
Cortisol aka the stress hormone. This hormone causes havoc when there’s too much, as well as too little. Over production leads to blood sugar elevation, causing weight gain, fatigue, and in some cases, fatty liver disease. A lack of cortisol develops from long-term stress and is associated with exhaustion, cravings, weakened immune system, and intolerance to exercise, just to name a few.
Dihydrotestosterone aka the kingpin of the androgens. This hormone is the most potent version of testosterone and results in male patterned baldness, gynecomastia, prostate enlargement, acne, and male-patterned hair growth in females when in excess.
5. Thyroid Hormone
Thyroid hormone is the ruler of metabolism. Your thyroid hormones control the rate at which you grow, as well as the rate at which your body burns fuel. Deficiencies lead to weight gain, extreme fatigue, bowel irregularity, and dry, brittle nails and hair.
How Stinging Nettle Can Help You Balance Hormones
While changing diet and lifestyle is a given when trying to reduce your toxic burden, there is one simple drink you can make each day to help kick start the process. The herb is called Stinging Nettle, or in it’s Latin binomial, Urtica dioica.
While you may find its roots and leaves in tincture preparations, the aqueous (aka water solution) components in its leaves are the ingredients we want in this case.
Stinging Nettle has some excellent research on hormone support, as its been shown to be a moderate aromatase and reductase inhibitor, meaning is slowed down the enzymes that convert testosterones into estrogens and dihydrotestosterone. Hence, it has has been shown to support acne, amenorrhea, prostate enlargement, PCOS, and all related androgen excess conditions.
While more research is still needed, Stinging Nettle is also said to stimulate hair growth, reduce blood sugar and improve insulin resistance in diabetics, ad provide relief from water retention – all symptoms of hormone imbalances. Furthermore, Stinging Nettle contains ingredients such as serotonin and acetylcholine, which offset the hard effects of stress on the adrenals.
It’s also a rich source of minerals like zinc, magnesium, potassium, and iron, which means a long steeping process is necessary to pull out all the good stuff.
Here’s how to prepare it (the prep time is minimal, but the steep time is lengthy)…
The Hormone-Balancing Drink
- Dried loose nettle leaves (not root) – in my experience, the fresher the leaves, the better the flavor
- 1 L water
- Large glass container with cover
- Bring 1 liter of water to a boil
- Pour over 1/2 cup of dried nettle leaves in glass container
- Cover tightly and allow infusing for 4-10 hours (recommended overnight) at room temperature
- Consume 1 L of infusion throughout the day. You can reheat it and mix with some almond milk for a latte like infusion, or drink it with a touch of honey for a refreshing cold beverage.
- Added Tip: I usually recommend making 2-3 days worth at one time, remembering the ratio to of 1/2 cup leaves to 1 L of water. Store the leftover infusion in the fridge for up to 3 days. It’ll save you some effort in the long run.
Note: you should not drink this tea if you’re pregnant, as it has been shown to stimulate uterine contractions. However, if you’re having a hard time dropping milk to breastfed, drink up, as stinging nettle also promotes lactation.
Sourced from Dr. Courtney Holmberg a Naturopathic Doctor
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