(Urtica dioica) aka - Great Stinging Nettle
Nettle contains alkaloids that neutralize uric acid. Decreasing uric acid helps reduce the symptoms of conditions such as gout and rheumatism. The astringent activity of nettle helps decrease bleeding. Nettle is rich in iron, which is vital to good circulation. It helps reduce high blood pressure. Nettle is good for anemic children when used as a tea, due to its nutritive value as an herb and it’s high in iron, silicon and potassium. Nettle increases the flow of urine, shrinks inflamed tissues, helps blood circulation and purifies the blood. It is an excellent remedy for dandruff and brings back the natural color of one’s hair. Nettle can also be used as a tincture for hypothyroid conditions to increase thyroid function. It can alleviate allergic symptoms such as teary eyes and a runny nose. Nettle is beneficial during pregnancy. It is a mineral rich herb with Vitamin K which guards against excessive bleeding. It improves kidney function and helps prevent hemorrhoids.
Primary uses: Here are just a few of the maladies Nettle may provide relief for:
• Bleeding (internal & external)
• Blood Pressure (high)
• Blood Impurities
• Menstrual Issues
- Properties: Alterative, Anti-septic, Astringent, Blood Purifier, Diuretic, Expectorant, Galactagogues, Hemostatic, Nutritive Primary nutrients: Calcium, chlorophyll, chromium, copper, iron, manganese, potassium, protein, silicon, sodium, sulfur, Vitamins A, C, D, E, F, and P, zinc