Stinging Nettle

 

Nettle has been known for its health benefits from medieval times. Stinging nettle leaves, seeds, and flowers all have different benefits and are used for treating diseases. This magical plant helps in treating acne. Dried nettle leaves are used externally and topically for treating acne and blemishes. Dried Nettle leaf extracts are also used as a skin tonic for oily, acne-prone skin. Stinging Nettle leaves have astringent properties, which helps in treating skin diseases like eczema, insect bites and chicken pox.

 

Nettle leaves have also anti-inflammatory properties and can be used for treating skin burns and reducing the burn scars.

 

Consuming nettle leaf extract regularly helps to cure many skin diseases like eczema and also skin rashes that accompany eczema.

 

Using stinging nettle is one of the oldest treatments against hair loss. Stinging nettle helps in combating hair loss, but it also helps in hair growth. Nettle leaves are rich in silica and sulphur. This helps in making hair shinier and healthier. Rinsing hair with nettle extracts and water results in growth of lost hair and also helps in restoring the original hair colour. It is a very effective treatment for dandruff.

 

Stinging nettle leaf contains vitamins A, B, and K, riboflavin, niacin, foliate, carbohydrates, fat and proteins. It also contains minerals as calcium, potassium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, manganese, copper and magnesium. This magical plant does not just reduce the acne, but it also does that without leaving any scars or blemishes on the skin and with no side effects.

 

As an anti histaminic, stinging nettle is also a natural and efficient way to treat allergies. Decongestants, antihistamines, allergy medicines,… etc. treat only the symptoms of allergies and might lose effectiveness after a period of use. Those medicines can also cause drowsiness, dry sinuses, insomnia and high blood pressure. Stinging Nettle is a natural remedy with non of these side effects. You can use it regularly and has also other benefits on human body, especially for prostate enlargement in men due to its diuretic properties.

 

Nettle helps to treat some diseases:

 

Some scientific researches show that nettle is effective in treating Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, asthma, bladder infections, bronchitis, bursitis, gingivitis, gout, hives, kidney stones, laryngitis, multiple sclerosis, PMS, prostate enlargement, sciatica, and tendinitis. When used Externally, it helps to improve the hair's quality and appearance and fight against oily hair and dandruff.

 

 

Nettle has Healing properties:

 

In many countries, nettle And its supplement are sold as an herbal drug for prostate diseases and as a diuretic, also against arthritis, prostatitia, rheumatism, high blood pressure. It became a common ingredient in some other herbal drugs that treat rheumatic complaints, inflammatory conditions and also for the prevention of baldness. Nettle is also used to treat arthritis, rheumatism and skin complaints, especially eczema. Externally, nettle plant is used to treat skin complaints, arthritic pain, gout, sciatica, neuralgia, hemorrhoids and hair problems.

 

 

Nettle has an anti-inflammatory effect to treat arthritis pain:

 

Consuming Nettle leaves and products containing its leaves, might strengthen the immune system of the body. Nettle leaves contain some chemicals that are supposed to reduce the feeling of pain or interfere with the way that nerves send pain signals. So it is thought to reduce the pain and stiffness of arthritis and other similar conditions.

 

How nettle reduces allergy symptoms?

 

Nettle leaves contain some chemicals that might reduce the amount of histamine produced by the body in response to an allergen. But there is still need of scientific researches to be able to confirm this effect.

 

Stinging Nettle helps to soothe skin irritation and muscle pain:

 

Nettle leaves are believed to have Astringent properties that help to decrease the swelling of hemorrhoids and to stop skin bleeding from small injuries. Due its astringent properties, applying nettle helps to tighten the top layers of the skin or mucous membranes, and to reduce secretions. This helps relieving skin irritation, and improves the firmness of skin tissue.