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Benefits of Nettle Leaf (Organic)


Not so great if you accidentally touch it, but if you carefully pick nettle leaves – or buy dry leaves – and make a tea, you will get an incredible array of health benefits.

Urtica dioica, or nettle, has been used medicinally for centuries. Painful muscles and joints could be alleviated with nettle, which was also utilized by the ancient Greeks and by aboriginal North Americans for the treatment of eczema, arthritis, gout, and anaemia. Allergies, asthma, UTIs, and an enlarged prostate are just some of the many problems that nettle has been used to treat in traditional medicine.


Here are some broad conclusions drawn from the facts and the mechanisms of action about specific applications of nettle:


Nettle may help alleviate some of the urinary issues associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), including the need to urinate more frequently and the sensation that there is something in the way of normal urine. One mechanism of action for nettle is to prevent testosterone from being converted into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a hormone that contributes to prostate growth.


There is some evidence that nettle can alleviate the pain and inflammation of osteoarthritic joints. Inhibiting the activity of enzymes that contribute to joint inflammation, nettle may function by lowering their levels in the body.


Nettle has a long history of usage in the treatment of hay fever and other forms of seasonal allergic rhinitis. There is evidence that nettle can help alleviate allergy symptoms like sneezing, itching, and congestion. It has been hypothesized that nettle relieves allergy symptoms by preventing the body from making the chemical histamine.


The stinging action of nettles has long been recognized for its ability to staunch bleeding, most notably from the nose. Potential mechanisms of action for nettle include enhancement of blood coagulation and inhibition of inflammation.


Traditional uses for nettle include the treatment of eczema and other skin irritations. Nettle has been linked in some research to a decrease in eczema-related inflammation and itchiness. One possible mechanism of action for nettle is that it reduces oxidative stress in the skin and slows the release of inflammatory mediators.

Women who use nettle report improvements in symptoms including night sweats, fatigue, anaemia, menstrual flow, cramping, and anaemia. In the third trimester, midwives prescribe Nettle infusions once a month to increase vitamin K and iron stores. The outcomes verify Nettle’s efficacy in lowering the likelihood and severity of postpartum haemorrhage. Many nursing mothers have reported increased milk production after starting a daily Nettle infusion. Milk that is rich in calcium and other vitamins and minerals may be produced as a result.




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