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
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.