Stinging Nettle

Stinging Nettle In Detail

I have learned from many people that the Nettle plant can do some miraculous things and how amazing it is for the body. I take it in conjunction with 3 other items to combate histamine reactions to environmental allergies. Between that and chiropractic care I went through this autumns season with barely any issues!

“Stinging nettle is a plant. People use the root and above ground parts as medicine.

Stinging nettle is used for many conditions, but so far, there isn’t enough scientific evidence to determine whether or not it is effective for any of them.

Stinging nettle root is used for urination problems related to an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia [BPH]). These problems include nighttime urination, too frequent urination, painful urination, inability to urinate, and irritable bladder.

Stinging nettle root is also used for joint ailments, as a diuretic, and as an astringent.

Stinging nettle above ground parts are used along with large amounts of fluids in so-called “irrigation therapy” for urinary tract infections (UTI), urinary tract inflammation, and kidney stones (nephrolithiasis). The above-ground parts are also used for allergies, hayfever, and osteoarthritis.

Some people use the above ground parts of stinging nettle for internal bleeding, including uterine bleeding, nosebleeds, and bowel bleeding. The above ground parts are also used for anemia, poor circulation, an enlarged spleen, diabetes and other endocrine disorders, stomach acid, diarrhea and dysentery, asthma, lung congestion, rash and eczema, cancer, preventing the signs of aging, “blood purification,” wound healing, and as a general tonic.

Stinging nettle above ground parts are applied to the skin for muscle aches and pains, oily scalp, oily hair, and hair loss (alopecia).

In foods, young stinging nettle leaves are eaten as a cooked vegetable.

In manufacturing, stinging nettle extract is used as an ingredient in hair and skin products.

Stinging nettle leaf has a long history of use. It was used primarily as a diuretic and laxative in ancient Greek times.

Don’t confuse stinging nettle (Uritica dioica) with white dead nettle (Lamium album).

How does it work?

Stinging nettle contains ingredients that might decrease inflammation and increase urine output. …”

via STINGING NETTLE: Uses, Side Effects, Interactions and Warnings – WebMD.


2 thoughts on “Stinging Nettle In Detail

  1. love this! Nettle is my fav for tea-drinking, and we are lucky enough to get the fresh plant from our farmer for eating during growing season. One of these days I would love to learn about foraging. Nettle grows wild everywhere, and it’s got so much to offer! Great post!

    • Whole Foods sells bulk dried organic nettle leaves so I will try and make a tea sometime soon here when I have time. I do take it in supplement form with other leafy like plants. Helps will allergy season and the histamine response in the body. Thank you!

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