There would not be many people who have not experienced this herbs famous sting. Nettle loses its sting when it is boiled or dried. Nettle has an erect stem and serrated, dark-green leaves.
A tonic made from the leaves and stems is said to strengthen the body. Herbalists consider nettle a diuretic, and quite able to remove the bodys toxins, and its iron and vitamin C may help prevent anaemia.
How It May Benefit You...
Take internally for:
vaginal yeast infections
excessive menstrual flow
Use internally only under the supervision of a physician for:
high blood pressure
congestive heart failure.
as a tea, can stimulate blood circulation
Large doses of nettle tea may cause stomach irritation, constipation, burning skin, or urinary suppression. Call your Doctor immediately.
Do not use uncooked nettle. Nettle is a diuretic, so if you use it frequently, eat foods high in potassium, such as bananas and fresh vegetables.
WARNING: Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
Nettle is available as tinctures, capsules, and dried leaves and stems