Nettle is a great tonic and a pick-me-up. Its high iron content gives an energy boost. For one cup of Stinging Nettle tea steep one teaspoon of the dried leaves in hot water for 5 to 20 minutes. Nettle contains vitamins C and K, B vitamins, as well as minerals such as calcium, magnesium and iron. It is known for its detoxifying and anti-inflammatory effects as well as its benefits for cardiovascular health.