Latin Name : Urtica Dioica
Stinging nettle, or Urtica dioica, is a common plant that grows in the United States, Canada, and Europe. It primarily grows in damp, fertile soil. It contains a range of chemicals that can affect humans, including acetylcholine and serotonin.
Stinging nettle is a popular herbal remedy with many uses, ranging from reducing arthritis pain to treating seasonal allergies.Here are some of the most important benefits:
Nettle tea affects the kidneys directly. It increases urine output and removal of uric acid. Thus it can be useful for edema, inflammatory arthritis or gout.
Hay fever affects millions of people, and nettle tea is effective in controlling the itching and sneezing typically associated with it.Nettle tea is a good alternative for people with sensitivities.
Nettle root is used to treat a range of conditions but is most commonly associated with relieving the symptoms of an enlarged prostate gland.
Most commonly used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia, also known as an enlarged prostate.
Nettle root is sometimes used to treat urinary tract infections and also to treat pain in the muscles and joints.