Stinging Nettle was popular as an agent that, by irritating the skin of an inflamed area, caused increased blood flow to the area, thereby reducing inflammation. Nettle neutralizes uric acid, prevents its crystallization and thus aids in its elimination from the system, relieving gout and arthritis. As an astringent, it helps to stop bleeding. Nettle is beneficial during pregnancy and good for anemic children due to its nutritional value and 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 to increase thyroid function for hypothyroid conditions. This herb can also alleviate allergic symptoms such as teary eyes and a runny nose. This mineral rich nutritive herb guards against excessive bleeding due to its Vitamin K content. It is known to improve kidney function and help prevent hemorrhoids.
Nettle Leaf (Urtica dioica)
- Primary Uses: Here are a few of the ailments Nettle Leaf can provide relief for: • Allergies (respiratory) • Bleeding (internal & external) • Blood Pressure (high) • Blood Purifier • Bronchitis • Diarrhea • Menstruation (excessive) • Rheumatism • Anemia (especially in children) • Gout