This great herb has so many health and wellness benefits. Also known as Urtica dioica (stinging nettle), it acts as a diuretic, expectorant, pain reliever and tonic for blood.
The components in nettle, have antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. Promotes a healthy immune system, healthy skin and healthy mucous membrane. The nutrients in nettle consists of calcium, copper, essential fatty acids, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sulfur, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, C and E. Wow! What a pack full of goodness in this herb! Yaaaasssss!
Benefits of Nettle
- Good for benign prostatic hyperplasia
- Treats anemia
- Treats arthritis
- Treats rheumatism
- Hay Fever and other allergic disorders
- Treats kidney problems
- Malabsorption syndrome
- Improves goiter
- Improves inflammatory conditions
- Improves mucous conditions of the lungs
- Supports liver function
- Reduces the risks of heart disease
- Treats urinary tract infections
- Treats eczema
- Helps stimulate hair follicles
There are different ways to use this great herb! Let’s take a look at some:
Uses for Nettle
- Nettle can be used as a side dish, like spinach. Yummy!!! Just steam those leaves and enjoy a healthy green side of deliciousness.
- Some even make a soup containing nettle with potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, and other great vegetables. This hearty soup will give you all the benefits listed above, plus a satisfying palate too!
- Nettle tea is very popular among tea drinkers and herbalist. Steeping the leaves gives you the benefits of treating the ailments above and also asthma! I mean this herb is simply great!
- Nettle is actually used in hair care products because of its many components that help with hair follicles and scalp oil buildup, promoting healthy hair right down to the root. The nettle oil is used on the scalp to stimulate the hair follicles and regulate scalp oil buildup, which is great for hair loss and regrowth of hair.
- Treating of dandruff is made simple and invigorating with nettle leaves and coconut oil rubbed into the scalp. I mean feel the herb working on that dandruff, all the while stimulating the hair follicles and making your hair shiny and healthy.
Using the nettle oil topically helps with so many skin aliments:
- Treats acne and blemishes
- Treats eczema
- Treats skin burns and scars
Just apply and watch this herb transform your skin to a healthier state, people will be complementing you on your skin all the time!
You can also drink the nettle tea and apply topically for that extra oomph!!! Now that’s what I’m talking about.
Try it and see how much it will change your life, health and wellness. Leave a comment below and let me know what you think if you have tried it. That’s all for now.
Get healthy today and stay healthy tomorrow!