Nettles to the rescue

For the past few years my eldest son has been suffering from seasonal allergies. We have tried lots of things but one of the most effective remedies has been nettles. We have been wildcrafting them in the summer and then drying them for teas in the spring. It is a wonderful, potent metaphor to take a stinging plant and use it as a medicine for stinging, itchy eyes. Thinking maybe we should consider a summer nettle pickle…

If you also suffer from allergies try making some nettle tea with a bit of local honey- it is calming, soothing to the throat and the prettiest light green color.