nettle leaf benefits
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Benefits of Nettle Leaf

Stinging Nettle also known as Urtica Dioica has been around for thousands of years. It is originally from northern Europe and Asia. The stem of this plant is covered in stiff, tiny hairs that release stinging chemicals when touched. When touched in the wilderness it can cause itching and burning sensation. The leaves on the stinging nettle plant are often crushed and refined being made into teas, creams, powders, supplements and more. Once stinging nettle is processed into a supplement, tea, freeze-dried or cooked it is safe to consume. 

There are many benefits of Stinging Nettle:

Nutrient Dense 

Stinging Nettle is a nutrient dense herb it is known to have

Vitamins: A, C, K and several B vitamins

Minerals: Calcium, Copper,  Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium , Selenium, Sodium & Zinc.

Essential Amino Acids & Protein

Fats: Linoleic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, and Oleic Acid

Promotes Prostate Health

Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) afflicts many men as they get older. Studies have shown 50% of men between 51-60, and 90% of men over 80 suffer from this benign enlargement of the prostate. It has been shown that stinging nettle can reduce prostate size and serum PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)

Natural Detoxifier

Stinging Nettle has been known to be a gentle detoxifier. It helps to rid the body of toxins quickly and efficiently. It also helps improve the nutrient uptake efficiency of the gut and ensures that the digestive system process runs smoothly. It is also commonly shown that it detoxes the liver.

Healthy Hair & Skin

Although this isn’t a very common benefit for stinging nettle (we don’t know why) but drinking nettle leaf tea or rinsing your hair with it, has been said to reduce shedding and promote hair growth, all while giving your hair a healthy look & shine.  Using nettle leaf topically on your skin as well as drinking it may have anti-inflammatory & analgesic effects. for skin problems like eczema or rashes. 

Reduces Inflammation

Inflammation is the body’s natural response to safeguard against foreign bacteria, viruses, and infection. The immune system recognizes damaged cells and begins the healing process. It can cause pain and discomfort. The inflamed area is likely to be painful, especially during and after touching. Chemicals that stimulate nerve endings are released, making the area more sensitive. It is often a problem for many people, including people who struggle with arthritis. Nettle Leaf contains a variety of compounds that help to reduce inflammation. It has also been shown to help people with arthritis

Stinging Nettle is one the most nutritious herbs on the planet it is loaded with benefits and should be used regularly to get maximum results. It is the ultimate healing herb you definitely want in your house, you can get our all-natural & pure nettle leaf here.



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