Scientific Name: Urtica dioica
Origin: United States
While it’s true that the name ‘Stinging Nettle’ doesn’t sound very appetizing; its leaves have long been a source of health-boosting powers that—in fact—don’t sting at all. Believed by many to be one of the most healthful plants on the planet, these powerful little leaves may help with arthritis, menopausal symptoms, hypertension, inflammation, nausea, asthma, gastrointestinal disease, neurological disorders and a wealth of other ailments, diseases and nuisances. The list goes on and on!
Whether used as a diuretic, astringent, rheumatic, decongestant, tonic or anti-histamine, this wonderful herb’s capabilities are matched only by its deliciousness. Simply boil it into a tea or add it to dishes such as pasta or salad and experience the healthful flavor of Nettle Leaf for yourself.
Bone & Joint Health
With natural anti-inflammatory properties, Nettle Leaf is helpful in minimizing the effects—and presence—of certain autoimmune diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis. By alleviating pain and swelling in the joints, it prevents unnecessary stress during movement. This allows for proper healing to occur, as well as relief of many associated symptoms.
Along with its anti-inflammatory properties, Nettle Leaf also offers certain analgesic capabilities. And when combined with its high levels of silica and bioflavonoids, Nettle Leaf can improve blood circulation to the skin and help detoxify pores. Likewise, these help in strengthening hair and nails and alleviating certain skin conditions, such as eczema or redness.
As if its anti-inflammatory properties weren’t beneficial enough, they also allow Nettle Leaf to act as a natural allergy reliever. Able to counteract certain symptoms, such as congestion, itching, swelling, and soreness, it promotes shortened healing times and better protection against the conditions that cause these ailments. Additionally, Nettle Leaf is capable of minimizing the potential for urinary tract infections, hay fever, hemorrhoids, anemia, and tendonitis—among other conditions.
The recommended dosage of Nettle Leaf can vary depending on the desired result and application method.
- Commonly brewed into a tea or used as a tincture or powder, there’s actually more applications that most would consider.
- You could even add a few chopped leaves into your next morning omelet for a delicious and healthful start to your day.
While considered a pest by some, Nettle Leaves have actually been used for centuries as a food source, textile, and natural remedy. One of the earth’s most abundant sources of chlorophyll, they were an original source of green dye for many cultures and civilizations. Some would even use the branches to perform the act of urtication as a treatment for cholera, paralysis, and other common ailments of the time. Even practitioners of traditional Austrian medicine would prescribe them, often as a tea, to treat a variety of internal issues. Today, modern medicine continues to study the possibilities and potential of the Nettle Leaf. Especially, as demand for more viable natural remedies continues to grow. And many already employ it as a possible remedy for skin lesions and allergies.
If stored correctly, our Nettle Leaf has a shelf life of up to 2 years. To maintain its freshness, it is recommended to always reseal the bag after opening it and removing as much air from the bag as possible. Store in room temperature, away from any heat source or sunlight.