Nettle | Health Benefits

Stinging Nettle

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
Stinging nettle root is used to treat BPH. Stinging nettle, in combination with other herbs (especially saw palmetto), is effective at relieving symptoms, such as reduced urinary flow, incomplete emptying of the bladder, post urination dripping, and the constant urge to urinate. These symptoms are caused by the enlarged prostate gland pressing on the urethra. Studies have shown stinging nettle to be comparable to finasteride (a medication commonly prescribed for BPH) in slowing the growth of certain prostate cells.
It is used to treat anemia since nettle leaves contain high amount of iron content.
Allergens & Inflammation
Effective at reducing sneezing and itching in people with hay fever. Researchers think that may be due to nettle’s ability to reduce the amount of histamine the body produces in response to allergens.
Used to treat arthritis and sore muscles. Its diuretic action alkalizes and releases uric acid from the joints of patients, eliminating pain.
Hair Loss
Used orally for its hair strengthening properties.
Nettle leaf is effective at reducing symptoms of the digestive tract ranging from acid reflux, excess gas, nausea, colitis and Celiac disease. Additionally, it’s medicinal action on mucous membranes makes it an effective herbal treatment for sore throats, swollen hemorrhoids, nose bleeds and mouth sores.