Nettle is a perennial plant, very widespread in our country and used for thousands of years to treat a wide variety of diseases.
Spring is the season of nettles, and our body is in great need of it to refresh itself. These can be consumed by several methods: cooked (nettle food), tea, under the capsule or tincture.
Leaves and stems produce irritation when they come into contact with the skin, but when cooked, harmful substances are neutralized, but the nettles retain their properties. These are rich in vitamins A1, B2, C and K, chlorophyll, mucilages and nitrogenous substances.
Below are the benefits of nettles:
- It is said that in ancient times, rheumatism patients were beaten with fresh nettle, which produced an activation of blood circulation with histamine release. Currently, rheumatic persons have noted a significant reduction in pain and inflammation. The effect occurs after 3-4 weeks of cure with fresh juice, consumed in the amount of 0.5 – 0.75 liters per day.
- This anti-rheumatic effect is explained by scientists in that the active principles in the nettle inhibit the production of substances involved in the occurrence of joint inflammation and pain;
- Some researchers say that nettle tea has the property of dissolving kidney sand and influencing rheumatism and gout favorably by removing chlorides and uric acid;
- It has the ability to stop bleeding due to vitamin K, recommended in hemorrhoids, abundant and irregular menstruation, uterine bleeding after birth;
- In diarrhea, the nettle has the role of diminishing the microbial flora that caused the disease, leading to healing;
- In diabetes, nettle tea mixed with mulberry leaves, walnuts and bean spaghetti makes blood sugar lower. Nettle has the property of lowering blood sugar and preventing diabetes, but of course, and treating diabetes. Diabetic patients need to consume fresh nettle juice for 3 months with 2 tablespoons of juice a day;
- Nettle tea influences bronchitis well. Fresh nettle salad and juice has a great immunoregulatory effect, being of great help in allergic allergic substrates, including asthma. Take a long-term cure for 1-2 months, during which a glass of nettle juice, twice a day, in the morning and in the evening, will be consumed. This treatment improves allergic reactions, helps to reduce airway secretion and prevents asthma suffocation crises;
- In the hemorrhoids followed by hemorrhages, a tea is recommended as follows: from a mixture of nettle leaves, 20-gallon root flowers and 60 g crush bark, one scoop is taken and splashed with two glasses of water . After 10 minutes he sneaks and drinks one and a half drinks at bedtime. This tea also helps tone the stomach;
- Nettle is one of the richest plants in chlorophyll, a substance much used in the cosmetics and dermatology industry for its deodorizing properties, to stimulate tissue regeneration, to stop soreness, to use wound healing, varicose ulcer treatment, and various mouth conditions. Research has found the antimicrobial action of nettle against certain pathogens, especially those causing disinterration;
- In the form of baths, the leaves and root nettle with burdock root are used to strengthen the hair root, combat seborrhea and dandruff;
- Nettle tincture can be used for both external and internal use. For external use, nettle tincture can be used as a treatment for skin disorders such as eczema, acne or excess of sebum, but can also be incorporated into hair masks that stimulate hair regeneration;
- Anemia is one of the main diseases that nettle prevents and treats. It is recommended to cure nettle tea for a month. Nettle has antianemic, remineralizing, hemostatic properties and balances the body’s defense system, immune system and fight against anemia;
- Intestinal parasites can be controlled with the help of 2-cup nettle decoction for 10 days, the cure repeating once every two months;
- Nettle juice gets rid of the irritable colon. It has scarring and soothing effects, helps restore tissues from the digestive tract, damaged or destroyed by infectious processes, toxic substances in food or beverages. You can consume both nettle in raw and boiled condition;
- Nettle leaves, fresh or cooked, help eliminate accumulated water in the body, remove excess sodium and relax the smooth muscle of blood vessels, thereby regulating blood pressure in a natural way, and that means they are less prone to crises painful heart and increase their effort. The infusion is made from a spoonful of leaves to a cup of water. Drink 2-3 teas a day;
Nettle consumption is made with caution in people with high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, fibroma and elderly bleeding, which can aggravate arterial thrombophlebitis, as the secondary effects of excess nettle consumption are the increase in blood clotting.
* This article is only for informational purposes. For proper diagnosis, we recommend that you also consult a specialist.