1. Treatment for Allergies
A number of studies show that nettle may help manage allergies and ease symptoms like sneezing, nasal congestion, and itching. In one study published in 2009, scientists discovered that nettle may help treat allergies by reducing inflammation.
2. Urinary Tract Support
Stinging nettles are helpful for bladder and urinary tract function in both sexes. The tea acts as a natural diuretic, increases urination and helps break down kidney stones. Nettle acts as a pelvic decongestant and reduces an enlarged prostate.
3. Digestive Problems
Nettle leaf is effective in reducing symptoms of the digestive tract ranging from acid reflux, excess gas, nausea, colitis and Celiac disease.
4. Multivitamin Complex
Nettles are an incredible source of nutrition, making them an ideal way to maintain overall health, and assist the body in times of illness or stress. They have a high content of iron, calcium, and silica, as well as other trace minerals. They are rich in vitamins A, B, C, D, and K.
5. Beautiful Skin and Hair
Nettle can improve conditions affecting the skin and hair, such as dry or oily skin and hair. Nettle cleanses without stripping natural oils from the skin and hair, making the herb useful for acne and dandruff alike. Using an infusion, you can apply nettle topically to the skin or use as a rinse for the hair.
Note: Since nettle can interact with certain drugs, it’s important to consult your physician if you’re currently taking antiplatelet, anticoagulants, blood pressure medicine, diuretics, diabetes medication, and/or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.