Traditionally nettle syrup is used to clean the blood, but it is tasty and refreshing drink if mixed with water and some sparkling ice.
This juice is good against rheumatism and arthritis, as nettle have a lot of iron and used to combat anemia. Even those who have problems with asthma and skin drink it. Also, it believed to prevent respiratory and urinary problems, and hair loss.
You do not have to always be diluted with water, can only sprinkle on American pancakes. We bring you two recipes -. One very simple, and the other in combination with lemon and honey
The simple syrup nettle
– 1 kg of leaves of young nettle,
– 2.5 liters of water and
– Sugar (500 grams per 500 ml liquid)
and drain .Wash nettle leaves, so they are submerged in water and simmer over medium heat for about an hour, adding boiling water.
Cepa, then add the sugar and stir until completely melted. The resulting syrup is poured into glass bottles and sealed. (In nettle leaves you can add leaves berries in a 1: 1).
Ortiga, honey and lemon
about 400 grams of leaves of fresh nettle young
– Juice large lemon 6
– 800 g of sugar,
– 5 tablespoons clover honey and
– 1 liter of filtered water
There’s a trick, if you do not like. idea that much of a sugar.
You can replace it with honey, but only a part, say 300 gr – substituted with 1 kg of honey, but not cook and add the cooled syrup. juice thus obtained has a shorter shelf life.
nettle Wash and chop. Pour water into the pot and put the sugar (for example, half brown, half white).
Everything you put on the stove to cook, stirring occasionally (when boiled boil for 5 minutes).
If there is foam on the surface, remove with a spoon.
Put the nettles in a ceramic bowl and pour sugar syrup. Cover the plate and push harder with a glass or pitcher.
Leave on for 10 minutes. Now add the lemon juice and honey.
Keep hands squeezing the juice and separation of nettle.
When you get the syrup, then strain through a sieve if necessary and the job is done.
Pour the syrup into sterilized jars, close and leave in a cool, dark place. Juicing so syrup ¾ ¼ cup is mixed with water. A syrup may last from 6 months.