Take the Sting out of Nettles

Posted by on Mar 4, 2013 in Herbal Profiles, Kerri Bailey | 0 comments


Nettles (Urtica dioica) or “stinging nettle” is so named for the hairs on the leaves and stems that cause a “stinging burn” when touched. Known in many cultures as a medicinal plant, it has naturalized itself in many parts of the world. 
 

The Nettle leaf contains natural antihistamines, anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties. Helps ease symptoms of arthritis, bursitis, and tendonitis. It is an excellent treatment for hay fever & used to loosen congestion and open the bronchial airways in people with asthma or allergies. Nettle leaf extract may help re-grow hair and promote thickness. 

Nettle root is known for its ability to relieve symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), enlarged prostate causing urination problems in men. Combine Nettle Root with Saw Palmetto for an added benefit. 

It can be taken in tea, tincture or capsule form.  The leaves, stems & roots can also be steamed and eaten as a vegetable.
Pregnant  and nursing women should avoid this herb.

The following information is for educational information.  Always consult your health care professional when needed.

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