Parts used: Leaves and root
Alternative, antiseptic, astringent, blood purifier, diuretic, expectorant, galactagogue, hemostatic, nutritive
Calcium, chlorophyll, chromium, copper, iron, manganese, potassium, protein, silicon, sodium, sulfur, vitamins A, C, D, E, F and P, zinc
Nettle is recognized as one of the most useful of all plants. It contains alkaloids that neutralize uric acid. Decreasing uric acid helps reduce symptoms of conditions such as gout and rheumatism. The astringent activity of nettle helps decrease bleeding. Nettle is rich in iron, which is vital to good circulation. It helps reduce high blood pressure. Tannin found in the nettle root has been used as part of an astringent enema to shrink hemorrhoids and reduce excess menstrual flow. Nettle has a reputation for use in cases of asthma and other respiratory conditions.
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