Kourtney Kardashian: She drinks a very specific tea
Kourtney Kardashian Barker loves to share her wellness secrets, so the vegan has even launched her own publication, Poosh. Now she’s posted a Poosh article on her stories, explaining why she’s such a big fan of one drink in particular, and the health benefits it has: It’s nettle tea! By the way: Of course, her great manicure with the almond-shaped nails and the shimmering bubble gloss immediately caught our eye.
Nettle tea: That’s what makes it so healthy
Known for its health benefits since ancient times, nettle tea is anything but a weed. It is even considered a remedy and should therefore not be drunk by the liter every day, but rather when needed – pregnant women are best advised to seek medical advice beforehand.
It helps against spring allergies
Of course, it is not as effective as an allergy pill, but drinking nettle tea regularly can help prevent and relieve hay fever and pollen allergies due to its anti-inflammatory effects.
It soothes the skin and strengthens the hair
The anti-inflammatory properties of the nettle have a beneficial effect on skin problems such as eczema or skin rashes – you can simply use nettle tea like a facial tonic. In addition, nettle is rich in vitamins A, C, K and several B vitamins, not to mention calcium, iron, phosphorus and carotene – in hair products this is even said to help against hair loss.
It strengthens the immune system
Due to its antioxidant and antimicrobial properties, nettle tea is excellent for boosting the immune system against harmful bacteria and viruses.
It improves intestinal health and helps against cystitis
Thanks to its properties, nettle tea is ideal for people with digestive problems or anyone suffering from a bacterial imbalance in the gut. Due to its diuretic effect, it is also a well-known home remedy for cystitis.
How to prepare nettle tea
The leaves of the stinging nettle now grow everywhere in spring – it is best to wear gloves when harvesting and then let the leaves dry well at home after washing them thoroughly. Of course, you can also buy dried tea leaves. The boiling water must never be poured over the leaves to preserve the health properties of the tea. Tip: Nettle tea also tastes good as ice tea in warmer temperatures.