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Nettle - The Remedy, Which Cures Almost Everything

Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova

It may seem incredible that prickly green grass is a panacea for almost anything that makes you sick, but it's true. Nettle is a plant, that provides a cure for arthritis, is the basis of herbal treatments for allergies, relieves hair loss, reduces bleeding, fights bladder infections, helps with skin complaints, neurological diseases and a long list of health problems.

Nettle grows all over the world, it is used for medicinal purposes and as food. The highly nutritious thorny plant is often used as a spring tonic. It is a natural product that removes metabolic wastes and stimulates the lymphatic system, promotes easy excretion by the kidneys. All parts of the nettle plant are used and available in a wide range of medicines, ranging from dried leaves, ointments, nettle tinctures, homeopathic medicines and herbal extracts.

Nettle - a cure for arthritis

Nettle tea

Nettle leaves are used to treat the painful symptoms of arthritis, gout, rheumatism, as well as fibromyalgia and tendinitis. Patients with lupus and other autoimmune diseases suffering from pain may drink a cup of nettle tea or eat stewed nettle leaves. Its diuretic action and its ability to release uric acid from the joints in gout, eliminates pain.

Stinging nettle - benefits for women's health

Nettle is high in iron, which makes it excellent for fighting anemia and fatigue. It supports the liver and the female hormonal system. Pregnant women take advantage of nettles, preventing them from bleeding and helping to strengthen the fetus. It stimulates milk production in nursing mothers. Stinging nettle reduces the symptoms of PMS, stimulates estrogen production to relieve menopausal symptoms. It is often used in herbal tonics to remove fibroids and to regulate the menstrual flow.

Treatment of nettle allergies

Stinging nettle leaf sting has been used as an herbal treatment and homeopathic remedy to relieve allergies such as asthma, hay fever, urticaria and other allergic dermatitis.

Urinary tract maintenance with nettles

Stinging nettle is good for bladder and urinary tract function in both sexes. Nettle tea acts as a natural diuretic, increases urination and helps with kidney stones. It acts as a decongestant and reduces prostate enlargement.

Nettle for hair loss and skin diseases

Nettle for hair loss

Nettle tea relieves eczema and acne, removes warts when applied topically and relieves itching from nettle fever. It has a stimulating effect on the scalp when used to rinse hair and helps to regenerate hair as well as hair growth and is used to restore the original color. It works to relieve dandruff and as a balm for the scalp.

The effect of nettle on digestion

Nettle leaves are effective in reducing the symptoms of the digestive tract, ranging from acid reflux, excess gas, nausea, colitis. In addition, it has a medicinal effect on the mucous membranes, which makes it an effective herbal treatment for sore throat, swollen hemorrhoids, nosebleeds and mouth sores.

What else does nettle cure?

Nettle soup

- Reduces inflammation of the gums and protects against plaque if you rinse your mouth with it;

- Relieves chest and cough, bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and tuberculosis;

- It is useful in the treatment of Alzheimer's;

- Relieves neurological diseases such as MS and sciatica;

- The roots of the plant are useful for preventing urination at night in children;

- Destroys worms and parasites;

- Supports the endocrine system, including the thyroid gland, spleen and pancreas.

That is why we suggest you to include a tasty and healthy nettle dish in your daily menu. We have a lot of them in our recipe book:

- nettle porridge;

- nettle soup;

- nettle filo pastry pie.

Remember, that the culinary processing of nettle should be minimal to ensure, that you keep the most useful substances in the dish.