Nettle Leaf

Nettle Leaf

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Latin name: Urtica dioica 

Health Benefits of Nettle Leaf

Nettle is a very nutritious plant also known as Stinging Nettle. It strengthens and tones the entire system and is an extremely versatile herb.  Used in foods much like spinach, and it makes a pleasant tea.  Nettle is one herb you never want to be without.  Health benefits include 

  • Contains bitter compounds that help increase the flow of urine. A great herb for liver and kidney health. Increases the efficiency and function of these organs. For this reason it is often used to treat urinary tract infections.
  • Like many bitter herbs, nettle is a blood purifier. Makes it a great treatment for anemia.
  • Is widely known for stimulating hair growth, and can be used to restore natural color to hair when used in as a shampoo. Makes a great hair and scalp tonic.
  • Contains astringent compounds that shrink inflamed tissues and stops bleeding. This makes it great for many inflammatory skin conditions.
  • Has been used to treat inflamed prostate or “prostitis.”
  • Good to treat water retention (edema) and also gout. Excellent diuretic.
  • Contains natural antihistamines and anti-inflammatories (including quercetin), that open up constricted bronchial and nasal passages.  Nettle is the best herb for seasonal allergies and hay fever. 
  • Useful for growing pains in children.
  • Alleviates the symptoms of PMS and menopause.
  • Excellent reproductive tonic. 

Additional benefits of Nettle Leaf
  • Contains good amounts of Vitamin C and A.
  • Extremely high in chlorophyll content.
  • Contains many bio-available minerals such as iron, calcium, silicon, potassium, magnesium, protein, and dietary fiber.