1. Add all ingredients except dates to food processor and blend until well combined.
2. Add dates and blend until mixture forms into a ball, add water (that dates have soaked in if using…or maple syrup to sweeten to taste) if mixture is too dry
3. Remove from blender and roll into individual balls to size of your choice/appetite!
4. I like to toll them in flaked coconut sometimes too – see below
Talking to a range of herbalists, it seems that nettles are the go-to herb for most ailments and they are the lifeblood of current herbalism. Nettle root has been used to help treat prostate cancer and generally helps you keep a healthy prostate. Teas, infusions, creams and tincture are mainly used to help reduce allergies, stimulate digestion, cleanse blood, aid lactation, reduce inflammation, promote menstruation, relieve pain, kill germs, stop hair loss, lower body temperature, increase urination, stop bleeding, dilate blood vessels, lower blood pressure, heal wounds.
The use of nettles is proven to aid arthritis, although clinical trials isolated a number of chemicals present in the nettle for tests, traditionally you would hit the desired area with the stinging nettle for up to 20 minutes, causing the heat sensation for a number of hours.
Check out our making medicine blog post here.