Nettle is one of the most powerful medicinal plants. It’s used to purify blood and enhance the secretion of fluid from the body, and has found use in all diseases caused by accumulation of toxins in the body (eczema, headaches, rheumatism, gout, arthritis).

Nettle has a beneficial effect in various diseases that result from excessive loading of the liver, bile, spleen and kidneys to toxic substances. The liver and kidneys are responsible for the processing and secretion of harmful substances from the body.

If these organs are overburdened or unable to excrete harmful substances, they become a perfect place for the development of diseases arising as a result of toxin loads.

Nettle is rich in iron, so it is used for iron deficiency and anemia. In folk medicine it is thought that the nettle “strengthens the blood”, so it can be used for anemia, lack of energy, tiredness.

Nettle leaves contain numerous vitamins and minerals, so some herbalists consider them to be a natural multimineral and multivitamin complex. They contain vitamin C, carotenoids (provitamin A), vitamin K, B2, B5, iron, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus.

The nettle root is used in tea blends for the treatment of enlarged prostate and urinary tract infections. The whole plant contains components that regulate the level of male sex hormones, and consequently increases metabolism in swollen prostate tissue, eliminates fluid retention and opens the narrowed urinary tract.

Nettle is also used against hair loss and dandruff. Hair loss is a frequent follow up of anemia, so the nettle that is rich in iron affects the solution of the root cause of the problem. It is also used for gastric catarrh, respiratory diseases, gastric ulcers, duodenal ulcers, lung diseases.

This plant stimulates the work of the digestive organs, reduces pain in the stomach, stimulates the secretion of the gastric glands, stimulates the functioning of the liver, bile, spleen and pancreas. It contributes to the regulation of blood sugar levels, thanks to the impact on the pancreas.

It is thought to affect the reduction of cholesterol in the blood, and it slows down the processes of atherosclerosis. Nettle reduces the tendency to bleed, relieves excessive menstrual bleeding, nasal bleeding due to the presence of vitamin K. It is also used in allergic diseases, and should be consumed for a long period of time.

Nettle contains a significant amount of minerals: iron, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamins B2 and B5, vitamin A, vitamin C and K. Nettle leaves show the following pharmacological effects: analgesic (reduces pain), haemostatic (stops bleeding), antiviral, anti-inflammatory, local anesthetic, diuretic.

How to prepare nettle infusion

Add a tablespoon of nettle leaves in 200 milliliters of hot water. Cover the cup and leave it for five minutes. Strain the mixture and drink it in small sips. Additionally, you can add nettle leaves in your soups, salads, shakes, fillings and purees.

Also you can apply nettle leaves topically for treating allergies, burns, injuries and various skin and prostate problems.