Parts Used:aerial parts, root
Active Compounds:glucoquinone, calcium, silicic acid, potassium, iron, flavonoids, amines, phenols, sterols
Background: If you've ever come in contact with nettle, you may have felt its prickly sting. While it may have left you with a good first impression, its worth taking another look at nettle. Nettle has been used for treating wounds for centuries. In modern times it's used for treating many ailments from anemia to skin problems. Modern research from several countries has also shown that nettle can even help to treat enlarged prostates.
health/Astringent/Tonic/Breast Milk Production
Nettle is used for a wide variety of ailments.
Astringent: Nettle can be used to treat wounds that are actively bleeding. It slows bleeding for the skin as well as menstrual bleeding.
Anemia: Nettle can help to treat anemia, therefore making the blood more iron efficient.
Allergies: Nettle can be used to treat hay fever, insect bites, asthma, and skin conditions that cause itching. The juice from the nettle leaf can actually be used to treat irritation from nettle stings.
Breast-Milk: Nettle helps to increase the production of breast milk for nursing mothers.
Detoxifying: Nettle can help to detoxify the body and increases urine production. It can be used to treat skin conditions where toxicity is a contributing factor.
Prostate: The root of the nettle plant can be used to treat enlarged prostate.
Nettle is a perennial plant that is native to the northern hemisphere. The leaves and aerial parts that are used for medicinal purposes cna be gathered in the summer while the plant is in flower. The root is unearthed during the fall.
As an ointment, apply to eczema.
Asa capusle, take 100 mg 3 times daily for menstrual bleeidng.
As an infusion of leaves, take 200 ml each day as a tonic for good health.
As a decoction of root, take 1 cup daily for enlarged prostate.
As a soup, add nettle leaves to a soup of carrots and onionis for anemia.
As a tincture, take 1 tsp with 100 ml water daily for allergies and skin problems.
There is no negative safety information available for this herb. Consult your health care provider before beginning use of any herb.
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