I have heard/read (in NE class & handbook) that nettle tea or infusion is an excellent source of minerals, especially calcium. Herbalist Susun Weed recommends quite a strong daily infusion for menopausal and perimenopausal women. Yet elsewhere (various herbal sites on the Web) I have seen it described as a strong diuretic.
If it's a diuretic, that would seem to mitigate against its use as a source of minerals, since it would cause their excretion, and against daily use in general, since it would eventually cause electrolyte imbalances - imbalances of the very minerals one would take it for.
Question: If nettles are a diuretic, can they really be safe and effective for daily/frequent as a dietary mineral source and women's tonic?