Stinging Nettle – Best Healer Among Herbs

Nettles since always has been used as food and medicine. Even the ancient Egyptians cultivated and used it as a vegetable and the ancient Greeks used it as a fresh herb for massage, against rheumatic pain.

Nettle (Urtica dioica L. – Urticaceae) is a wild plant that grows in neglected places like weeds. Its leaves and stems are covered with little stings, and therefore they are very uncomfortable to touch, because they pour sharp juice on your skin. There`s an old known folk saying “lightning not strikes on nettle” and nettles in the German mythology is a symbol of the god of lightning.

History:

The first historical records of nettle can be found in the first century, when it was used as a remedy for general weakness. Pliny writes how that young nettle in the spring is good and healthy food that protects you during the whole year from many diseases, and is also mentioned in the writings of Hippocrates and Horace. Supposedly because of its known burning effect, Caesar’s troops used it for warming up an tough as remedy for arthritis and rheumatism.


Nettle SmoothieIngredients:

  • Protein (5.5%)
  • Fats (0.7%)
  • Carbohydrates (7%)
  • Vitamin C (in young leaves), carotene (provitamin A), B2, K
  • Mineral salts of iron, sulfur, calcium, sodium and magnesium
  • Pantothenic acid, formic, acetic, butyric, silicic
  • Flavonoids
  • Tannin, chlorophyll, phytosterol, lecithin in the leaves Acetylcholine and histamine in the Trichomes (tiny hear on leaves)

Application:

Effectively eases rheumatic (antiphlogistic) complaints, which is probably based on preventing the emergence of prostaglandins. Significantly reduces pain, both in movement and in repose. By tingling the body with nettle it stimulates the blood circulation and reduces rheumatic pains. (It`s an old Russian custom).

Because of the iron in it, very often is used at anemic people, because affects for the creation of a large number of red blood cells. It stops bleeding and is used to treat excessive menstrual bleeding and blood in your mucus when you cough. It works against diarrhea and helps with hemorrhoids.

Nettle root helps with difficulty urinating due to an enlarged prostate. Lecitins and polysaccharides from roots affect the metabolism of the hormone testosterone. Stinging nettle root testosterone also inhibits enzymatic activity in the prostate which prevents development of prostate cancer.

Nettle Cream Soup

It has been scientifically proven that it can lower blood sugar levels. Large amounts of vitamin A, mineral salts, plant hormones and enzymes secretin makes nettle brilliant remedie for spring and autumn cleansing treatment. Nettle tea purifies the blood and is useful for skin diseases, pimples and acne.

Has great usage and for cosmetic purposes, because its root extract, it can be found in many hair loss products.
Also stimulates the secretion of milk in nursing mothers.

Usage:

Stinging Nettle leaves are used in modern phytotherapy to drain (clean) the kidneys, in a form of infusion (leaves tea) over three weeks. It is recommended as a complementary therapy in a weakened organism, anemia and frequent urinary tract infections. The young leaves of stinging nettle have twenty times more vitamin C than lettuce and by adding chopped leaves we enrich our salad without harming its taste.

Nettle Tea

Nettle is one of the most useful herbs. If people understood the healing powers of this plant, they would definitely start planting only nettles.Effects positively on the pancreas and helps in lowering the blood sugar. It also cleans the urinary tract from infections.

Because of this, nettle is highly recommended as part of the organism cleaning during spring. If you have a lack of iron in your organism and you feel tired and useless, nettle is what you need!

and polysaccharides from roots affect the metabolism of the hormone testosterone. Stinging nettle root testosterone also inhibits enzymatic activity in the prostate which prevents development of prostate cancer.

Nettle Cream Soup

It has been scientifically proven that it can lower blood sugar levels. Large amounts of vitamin A, mineral salts, plant hormones and enzymes secretion makes nettle brilliant remedy for spring and autumn cleansing treatment. Nettle tea purifies the blood and is useful for skin diseases, pimples and acne.

Has great usage and for cosmetic purposes, because its root extract, it can be found in many hair loss products.
Also stimulates the secretion of milk in nursing mothers.

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