Stinging nettle has immunomodulatory, antihistamine, anti – inflammatory, laxative and diuretic properties. If you touch a stinging nettle when you are walking, then you will feel a sudden and intense pain which is feeling like needles are pricking into the skin. This pesky weed is very important for our health and this is a reason why it is component of many pharmaceuticals and health remedies for ages. This herb is rich in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin A and B Vitamins. Also it has zinc, potassium, chromium, magnesium, carotene, silica and calcium.
Health benefits of stinging nettle
Aids detoxification: When there is toxin accumulation in our bodies, then this can damage our vital organs and systems and it can lead to chronic illnesses. Stinging nettle is very effective home remedy for removing toxins. This herb acts as a diuretic. It is high in nutrients. Both properties are making it perfect natural cure for a detox. It detoxifies our blood and it encourages the elimination of inflammatory wastes from our bodies. Stinging nettle stimulates the lymphatic system and it is helping you to rid your body of excess toxins in your kidneys. This herb supports the kidneys along with the liver to eliminate waste from them. Also it has Vitamin C and magnesium which support the different phases of detoxification. You can drink a cup of stinging nettle a few times per day or include the leaves in green smoothies because in this way it will help you to detoxify your body.
stinging nettle benefits
Helps with arthritis and other joint pain: People who suffer from arthritis or any other kind of joint pain can use the stinging nettle as their natural treatment. Its function is very similar to NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti – inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen. Also it has anti – inflammatory properties which in a combination with minerals such as magnesium, calcium and potassium help ease joint pain and they will strengthen bones.
Treats urinary tract infections: This home remedy can give you a relief from the symptoms of a urinary tract infection and it will help clear it up faster. This herb has active compounds which function as a mild diuretic. This will make you urinate more and also it will help you to flush out the harmful bacteria from your body. Also it can give you a relief from the inflammation. Also it has potassium which plays a key role in inhibiting growth of the bacteria which causes urinary tract infections. You should drink two or three cups of stinging nettle every day. This will make you to urinate more often which are very important for the natural treatment of this infection.
Treats eczema: This herb is very important natural treatment for eczema. It has anti – inflammatory and antihistamine properties which work as a natural treatment for eczema and they will help you to reduce the painful itching sensation and to reduce the inflammation of the skin tissues. It cleanses the blood which is removing the toxins that are responsible for irritating skin problems. You should extract the juice of a few stinging nettle leaves and apply this juice on the affected skin. You should repeat this natural treatment once or twice per day to alleviate itching and pain. Also you can drink stinging nettle tea, two or three times per day if you want to get a relief from the symptoms of eczema.
Cures hay fever: This is one of the best home remedies for treating hay fever as well as seasonal allergies or allergic rhinitis. Stinging nettle is natural histamine which can reduce the inflammation of the upper respiratory tract and they can provide you a comfort from symptoms such as itching, sneezing, coughing and nasal congestion.
Treats an enlarged prostate: This herb can be used as natural treatment for people who suffer from enlarged prostate. It can help you to deal with BPH (bening prostatic hyperplasia) symptoms which are caused by an enlarged prostate glands pressing on the urethra. This herb has bioactive phytochemicals which shrink the prostate tissue. Stinging nettle is also natural diuretic which means it encourages the elimination of inflammatory wastes through urination.