NETTLE LEAF (Urtica dioica) aka - Great Stinging Nettle
Nettle is recognized as one of the most useful of all plants. It contains alkaloids that neutralize uric acid. Decreasing uric acid helps reduce 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 high content of 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 will bring back the natural color of hair. Nettle can also be used as a tincture for hypothyroid conditions to increase thyroid function. Nettle can alleviate allergic symptoms such as teary eyes and a runny nose. Nettle is beneficial during pregnancy. It is a mineral-rich nutritive herb with Vitamin K to guard against excessive bleeding. It improves kidney function and helps prevent hemorrhoids.
- Primary uses: Here are just a few of the maladies that Nettle Leaf can provide relief for: • Bleeding (Internal & External) • High Blood Pressure • Blood (Purifies) • Bronchitis • Gout • Rheumatism