Cleavers and Nettle Use (kinda long)
I know that maybe this should be on the Herbalism forum, but I consider you folks my friends, so........
I have nasty skin issues, and Western medicine can do nothing (been there, done that). So I got some dried stinging nettle, and took just a half a cup of weak tea, as I know some folks have bad reactions. So far so good, and so I will make stronger tea this evening. Half a cup a day, no more, and only on the weekend when I can pee as I need, as at work this would be inconvenient. I am doing a sugar detox all month, no sugar, honey, etc, no white flour, no rice, no potatoes, no dried fruit. A little stevia from the plant a few times a week. Needless to say I am an unhappy camper, but I have got to do something to help myself.
I have have nettle growing all over, and will pick and dry it as soon as it stops raining, before it flowers, as I have read. I also have wild cleavers growing everywhere, and would like to know if anyone can tell me how to make it into a cream for my poor skin. I have read that blending cleavers and straining and drinking the juice is also a big help for detoxing, which is apparently my main problem.
I am being very cautious and not just drinking teas with strong qualities willy-nilly. I have no juicer, and growing wheat grass would be great, but I'd have to use a blender. I am doing as much googling and checking up as I can, but I know that you all know much more that I ever will, and so here I am.
In the garden, the lavenders are surviving, the rue and sages are happy, the wormwood and scented geranium are very happy, the lemon verbena, rosemary and mint are coming back, and the veggie and flower seedlings are slowly starting to poke their little heads up. I have made three new garden beds this winter, and I can't wait to get out there, but this skin stuff and my own detox is my real challenge.
I am grateful for you all.