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      Benefits of Nettle Leaf -  Urtica Dioica

      Nettle leaf information

      Nettle leaf is used by herbal practitioners as an anti-rheumatic, anti-allergic, blood-cleansing & building tonic.

      Nettle leaf can be used for:



      Allergies including hay fever, asthma, eczema (especially in children), allergic rhinitis



      Nosebleeds (or any other bleeding in the body)

      Kidney and bladder infections

      Prostate problems



      Patients who are allergic to nettle stings should not apply the fresh or unprocessed dried leaves topically. 

      Active compounds

      Histamine, formic acid, chlorophyll, iron, vitamins A & C

      What herbal practitioners say about Nettle leaf

      Nettles strengthen and support the whole body.  They are particularly of use in allergic-type conditions, especially in the treatment of eczema in children, often if there is a nervous cause.   Nettles are very nutritious, high in minerals including iron and silica and can be eaten as a salad vegetable in the Spring.  They are useful in the treatment of anaemia, both to nourish the blood and to stop bleeding.   Nettles have been traditionally used topically since Roman times in the treatment of arthritis and rheumatism, by stinging the affected area.   Internally nettle will cleanse the blood of toxins that pool in the joints, leading to inflammation and pain.  Nettles combine well with red clover and burdock in the treatment of eczema. 

      Tincture dose

      Adult dose 0.5 – 2mls three times a day.  

      Children’s dose (6 – 12 years old) 0.4 – 0.6mls three times a day


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