Sometimes, in the need to solve our health problems, we forget that, the nature has given everything that is necessary for our health, and, we are in the reach of many natural remedies.
One of these herbs is Nettle (Urtica dioica), that belongs to the group of most useful medicinal herbs. When people would figure out, how much they are is useful and healthy, they would surely plant only nettles. All its parts – the stem, the leaf, the root and the flower – have healing properties.
Nettle is the best herb for cleansing and improving the blood condition. Positively acts on pancreas, and helps in lowering blood sugar, also it cures inflammation of urinary tract, cleanses the blood and stimulates work of intestine.
It is works positively on skin and cleanses face from acne. Also disinfects the oral cavity and cures infections in the mouth and gingiva. It is therefore recommended as part of the spring cleansing of the body.
The tea from nettles is used in the treatment of liver and bile disease, sleep disorders, spleen carcinoma, cramps in the stomach, ulcers, lung disease. It is also helps in the treatment of viral and bacterial infections. Also, tea from nettles is diuretic. If you have, a lower level of iron in the blood, and you feel tired and useless. You need nettle.
The nettle contains a lot of iron, and therefore is used in the treatment of anemia for increase red blood cell count. After a certain time of consuming nettles whether as a meal because is used in the culinary or their tea, you will be feel, full with energy and health.
Except iron, contains calcium, phosphorus, vitamin C, vitamin B, provitamin A, vitamin K1, carotenoids, chlorophyll, flavonoids (quercetin, kaempferol ), triterpenes and sterols. Nettle is used in folk medicine and cosmetics.
Nettle is generally considered safe when used as directed. Occasional side effects include mild stomach upset, fluid retention, sweating, diarrhea, and hives or rash (mainly from topical use). It is important to be careful when handling the nettle plant because touching it can cause an allergic rash.
But be careful. According to certain research, nettle tea is contraindicated in pregnancy. It can alter the menstrual cycle, and may contribute to miscarriage. Therefore, preparations from nettle should not be used in pregnancy and lactation or in children younger than 12 years.
Also in people with a heart disorders, kidney problems or hormone-mediated cancers, the use should be supervised and approved by a physician. If you are diabetic you should monitor your blood closely. Because, various studies point to it raising blood sugar levels, and others show that it lowers them.