With St. Patrick’s Day upon us, thoughts of enjoying all things green, including drinks, is surely on our minds. While a green smoothie or even pint of green beer are fun ways to toast to this holiday; we’ve got another verdant brew that comes to mind inspired by Maria’s Irish roots and Suzanna’s Hungarian heritage….Stinging Nettle tea! Not only can you toast to St. Patty’s with a cuppa of this wonderful tea…you can also benefit greatly from it.
For centuries throughout Europe, Stinging Nettle (Urtica Dioica) has been used to treat a wide array of maladies because of its healing properties. This magical plant contains high dosages of phytonutrients such as beta-carotene, lutein, luteoxanthin, carotenoids, and antioxidants. It also contains Vitamins A, C, K, and B, and is a natural source of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, linoleic acid, and stearic acid. With so many healthful properties, it is no wonder that Stinging Nettle has been revered in the Old World for so long.
So, why are all of these nutrients a veritable pot o’ gold for your health? Well, the antioxidants help your body ward off free radical damage while fighting inflammation. The phytonutrients and minerals support your immune function, bone density, nervous system functions, and help your body naturally detoxify leading to an overall sense of wellness. This is also reflected in healthier, more radiant-looking skin and hair.
Stinging Nettle has been used successfully to treat eczema, acne and hair loss as well as to calm congested skin. It has been used therapeutically to treat seasonal allergies, benefit overall female reproductive wellbeing, as well as reduce symptoms of arthritis and adrenal fatigue. It can be said that Stinging Nettle is nature’s little green medicine cabinet!
As Suzanna was born and raised in Hungary, she was exposed at an early age to the benefits of Stinging Nettle. For Hungarians, this is a form of plant medicine that is quite commonly used and loved. Drinking Stinging Nettle tea has been one of her beauty secrets for years as well as has worked wonders to support her overall health. Which is why she and Maria have decided to create a skin oil that contains this wonderful plant ingredient.
Suzanna and Maria have been drinking 3-5 cups of Stinging Nettle tea per week and the benefits they have received from doing so, inspired them to add it to a skin oil that can be described as an absolute nutritional boost for your skin. As with all of the ingredients that Suzanna and Maria acquire for their beauty line, the Stinging Nettle they use for their facial oil comes from the most sustainable and natural source…picked straight from the forests of Hungary.
While St. Patricks’ Day comes with the lore of magic and riches, Mahina Beaute once again is ready to deliver its own bit of magic with a new facial oil using the riches of Nettle Oil. This is one beauty product that is soon to become a fast favorite for everyone who uses it!
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