Nettle hydrolate

The stinging nettle – the defensive super herb

It is also called the queen of wild herbs. And rightly so. The stinging nettle grows up to a meter high on the edges of paths, in gardens, on meadows and in forests. Whether in the sun or in the shade, it looks for its place and once it has settled there, it is difficult to get rid of it. Perhaps because of its countless hairs filled with histamine and formic acid, it looks like a queen, often unapproachable. But the stinging nettle is a real nutrient bomb, especially in spring when the shoots are still young. Minerals such as iron and silica, vitamins and tannic acid are just some of its valuable ingredients.

Use of nettle hydrosol

The skin and hair in particular benefit from the active ingredients of nettle. Nettle hydrosol is the perfect hair tonic for hair loss and to strengthen hair roots. Since nettle can regulate the pH value of the skin, the plant water is very suitable for cleansing and caring for oily skin. It can also fully develop its balancing properties when processed into a cream.

When taken internally, the countless vital substances stimulate all body functions and have a blood-purifying effect.

Nettle hydrolate Recipe

By Matthias
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 45 mins


  • Ingredients: Nettle leaves


  • Add 1 litre of water to the Thermomix mixing bowl, 0.7 L of water to the Monsieur Cuisine
  • Add approx. 50-100 g of fresh, young nettle leaves to the cooking basket
  • Put the lid on the still and start the still as described in the instructions
  • In the Thermomix, set the time to 45 minutes, the temperature to Varoma and the speed to level 1
  • After 10-15 minutes, the hydrolate drips into the collecting vessel.
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