I made my first cup of nettle tea yesterday afternoon. I didn't take my next dose of OTC antihistamine. I haven't been having problems and the antihistamine definitely stopped working more than twelve hours ago. We've had prime mold forming weather this week and the spring trees are starting to flower (including the one outside my open bedroom window). I'm drinking my second cup right now.
This may be true of some people, but I have not had that effect. I am very effected by adrenal stimulants like coffee, black tea, chocolate, matte, green tea.. etc. They effect me in descending order in that list. Nettle acts to nourish all of your glands, including the adrenal glands. The opposite effect of what Crt describes, is described by many herbalists who use this herb regularly. Here's one site which details this: Pathways of Wisdom
Note that nettle also works on the adrenal gland and is sort of like nature's "speed" ... If you drink the tea for a longer time it's possible to become hyperactive and have trouble sleeping.
This is often the case. It's seems it's a bit of a human condition in those who are the most helpful to always want to help others before helping ourselves. I get caught in this myself. Sometimes I have to remind myself of the instructions they give you on the airplane about making sure your own oxygen mask is on before helping someone else get theirs on. It makes sense. You might not get theirs on if your own supply is inadequate and then you are both out of luck; whereas if you have your's on first, then you can safely aid someone else, and then you have two people who are able to help.
I needed the motivation of someone else in my life needing the help of herbs that I'm not growing to get up the nerve to order any herbs online. Since I was placing the order anyways it was very easy to add another herb that would help both me and my mother.
Casie Becker wrote:I already am a bit hyperactive. That results in low amounts of stimulants putting me to sleep. But how long is a longer time?