Thursday, November 26, 2009

HERB of the Week>>>Nettle?

Here is some of the well-known curative properties of nettle.

  1. It is used as diuretic
  2. It is used to treat anemia since nettle leaves contain high amount of iron content. It also helps to formation and coagulation of blood cells.
  3. It is used in the treatment of arthrites and rheumatism
  4. It protects respiratory and urinary problems
  5. It decreases the risk of eczema and other skin disorders. Additionally, it is used in asthma treatment.
  6. It is used in the treatment of benign prostate
  7. It is used in the treatment of sinusitis and rhinitis
  8. It protects hair loss (Alopecia)

Nettle is said to be extremely beneficial for the kidneys, being useful in expelling gravel from the bladder and dissolving kidney stones. It is a powerful blood purifier that drives out toxins and metabolic wastes by stimulating the kidneys to excrete more water. Nettle tea is said to clean out the entire intestinal tract while activating the body's natural defense mechanisms.

The nettle tea will also kill and expel intestinal worms. It is helpful in the treatment of dysentery, diarrhea, hemorrhoids and inflammation of the kidneys. It is also useful in the treatment of asthma since it helps expel phlegm from the lungs.

In the book, "The Family Herbal," authors Barbara and Peter Theiss recommend nettle tea as a long-term stimulation therapy for allergies, for people with poor complexions and as an additional discharging therapy in connection with all types of rheumatism and gout.

Nettle is also used to increase fertility in both men and women. Due to its high calcium content, nettle tea is specific for easing leg cramps and other muscles spasms, and also diminishes pain during and after birth.

1 comment:

Simone-of-Jacks-son said...

Very insightful