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30 Healthy Benefits of Using Nettle
It was once said that a Tibetan monk, Milarepa, lived for decades on nothing else but a diet of nettles. While we don’t know for a fact that this is true, what is true is that this health improving herb shouldn’t be dug up and thrown out or drown in weed killer! We should be carefully plucking this super beneficial plant from the ground, drying it, and making herbal remedies that would probably bankrupt most pharmacies. This one sticky herb is great for almost anything that ails you, and if nothing ails you, it’s good for you anyway! If you only had room in your house for one herb, this would be the one to keep. Stinging nettle can treat arthritis, stop bleeding, cure bladder infections, help with allergies, stop hair loss, and cure skin issues, just to name a few.
Nettles grow wild all across Europe and the US. They are used for food in some places and for medicinal purposes everywhere. Nettle is a natural tonic that can remove waste and toxins from the body while being gentle on your system. Every part of the nettle plant can be used. You will find it available in all types of forms from ointments to teas, tinctures to the dried leaf itself.
Check out the 30 top best uses of nettle and never think of this as a weed ever again!
1. Perfect treatment for allergies
The leaves from this plant have been used as a homeopathic and herbal remedy for the relief of allergies such as hives, hay fever, asthma, and other types of seasonal allergies.
2. Stops hair loss
Rinsing the hair with nettle tea has a stimulating effect on the scalp. It can both restore natural hair color and regenerate hair growth. It also works great on dandruff. Find out more natural solutions to grow thicker hair.
3. Soothes the skin
If you are looking to relieve the symptoms of eczema, or want to remove warts and acne, apply some nettle tea topically to the skin. Strange as it might seem, nettle tea will also stop the itching and irritation from nettle plants. read more how to treat eczema.
4. Stops urinary infections
Drinking nettle tea can stop urinary and bladder infections for both men and women. Nettle tea is a natural diuretic, which means that it increases urination. It can also help reduce and enlarged prostate, and break down kidney stones.
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5. Stimulates the lymph system to improve the immune system
6. Nettle tea helps stop menstrual cramps
7. Nettle lowers high blood pressure
8. Natural mouthwash
Rinsing your mouth with nettle tea can prevent plaque from forming as well as promote healthy gums by fighting the bacteria that causes gingivitis.
9. Helps to relieve neurological problems such as ALS, and MS
10. Reduces inflammation in the body
11. Has been shown to help those with Alzheimer’s disease
12. Promotes the production of milk for women who are breastfeeding
13. Helps those with diabetes mellitus
14. Nettle tea encourages the release of uric acid from the joints
15. Relieves the symptoms of the common cold
16. Lessens nausea symptoms
17. Supports blood coagulation and stops bleeding
18. Helps improve osteoarthritis
19. Supports the adrenal system
20. Relieves many menopausal symptoms
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21. Helps relieve joint pain
Nettle leaves are used to treat those painful soft tissue conditions such as tendonitis and fibromyalgia. Try drinking nettle tea two or three times per day.
22. Helps relieve coughs, bronchitis symptoms, and chest congestion
23. Supports a healthy digestive system
Nettle leave is very effective at stopping acid reflux, colitis, and excess gas. Read more how to relieve indigestion naturally.
24. Drinking nettle tea kills parasites and intestinal worms
25. Fights anemia
Nettle is high in iron, which makes it great for fighting anemia and the fatigue that often accompanies it.
26. Supports proper liver function
27. Nettle tea stops diarrhea
28. Supports the endocrine system
Eating nettle leaves or drinking nettle tea helps support the pancreas, spleen, and proper thyroid function
29. Helps stop the pain and swelling of hemorrhoids
30. Stops fibroid tumors and reduces PMS symptoms
Stinging nettles can produce side effects and it might cause problems if you are taking prescription drugs or other types of treatments. Always consult your doctor or healthcare practitioner before using stinging nettle in any form.