Is nettle tea a good source of iron?

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My naturopath recommended nettle tea for low iron. Does it work?

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Quick Take…

Nettle does have iron, but it doesn’t appear to penetrate infusions — meaning tea —well. You’d have to drink A LOT of nettle tea to get even a small amount of iron, so it isn’t an effective therapy. There may also be some negative hormonal consequences from reg…

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