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L’ortica, rimedio naturale per aiutare i nostri capelli

Nettle, a natural remedy to help our hair

Did you know that nettle, that wild, invasive and itchy "weed", actually contains many beneficial properties?

That's right, nettle is considered one plant rich in antibacterial, purifying and anti-inflammatory properties .
AND rich in iron, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C and phytosterols .

The benefits derived from its consumption were already known in antiquity to such an extent that today we have various literature that underlines how much the consumption of nettle is a panacea for our body.
Its use can be of various types based on the effect we want to obtain, but in this article we will highlight the importance of using nettle for the care of our hair.

The consumption of nettle favors the correct blood circulation going to strengthen the hair bulbs thus preventing excessive hair loss.

Spring and the change of season lead to a hair loss more or less common among us women, but not only that, incorrect nutrition, stress, smoking, pollution also negatively affect the health of the hair.
Established that to have a healthy and shiny hair it is necessary to have a healthy lifestyle and use the right products, why not try adding a natural treatment at no cost? I want to underline that a modest hair loss during the change of season is more than normal, trivially we can say that it is the "aged" hair that is giving way to the new arrivals that are stronger and healthier. So, let's not worry, but let's do everything we can to protect our scalp.

The best way to get all these benefits, if you don't want to go crazy, is a more practical and still advantageous solution: the nettle decoction prepared using nettle leaves rinsed under running water (using gloves).
After having cleaned them, place the leaves in a saucepan with about 200 ml of boiling water and after 5 minutes turn off the heat. We remove the leaves and the decoction is ready to be consumed, natural or if you prefer sweetened with a teaspoon of honey or even better erythritol.
One cup a day for a month guarantees good purifying properties and the well-being of hair and nails.

To increase the intake of vitamins, mineral salts and vegetable steols, we can add chopped and properly cleaned nettle leaves to the salads , in soups or in first courses…

I personally love the risotto and the omelette with nettle, a different taste, but definitely worth trying considering the benefits we can derive from it.

A piece of advice, toast the rice in extra virgin olive oil, then add the broth and when there are just a few minutes left until cooking, add the nettle leaves.
In this way the antioxidant substances present are not completely lost due to prolonged cooking.

If we then add a sprinkling of parsley and a rocket-based salad to the risotto, we enhance the absorption of iron contained in the nettle thanks to the vitamin C contained in rocket and parsley, making our risotto a very suitable dish during the menstrual cycle and in anemic people.

Well... how about that? Anyone want to try it?

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