Nettle. Properties. Medicinal Plants

Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica)
This plant is known by immediate irritation that occurs when skin comes into contact with it. Despite this extraordinary therapeutic properties have long known.

Nettle Properties


* Your Leaves
* The aerial parts of nettle contains many active: B vitamins (B2, B5, B9), A, C, E.., Mineales as iron, silicon, magnesium and trace minerals like copper and zinc.
* These minerals and trace elements are useful in treating brittle nails, fragile and weak hair to open.
* Nettle is used in the treatment of acne and other skin irritations (eczema infantile eczema and nervous). Its action is due to anti-inflammatory effect of zinc.
* The Nettle is a diuretic and colagoga, as used in: cystitis, urethritis, oliguria, urolithiasis, prostatitis, benign prostatic adenoma, hyperuricemia, gout, hypertension, edema, obesity, fluid retention, edema due to insufficient venous return.
* Excellent source of chlorophyll and mineral salts.
* Arthritis.
* It is also invigorating and purifying.
* You have hypoglycemic properties.
* You antianemic, antidiabetic, diuretic and purifying (diabetes, anemia, vitamin or mineral deficiency, convalescence)
* Among other minerals by highlighting Nettle are calcium, phosphorus and iron.
* Besides the nettle stands out as being of the few plants rich in vitamin D.
* Taken porridge liquefied raw or acting quickly against rickets. It is very effective against tuberculosis.
* It has been used for centuries as rubefaciente (nettle) for the treatment of rheumatic pains, although this use is being lost.
* Usage topic: musculoskeletal inflammations, seborrheic dermatitis, stomatitis, pharyngitis, vulvovaginitis.
* Your Roots
* Numerous studies have shown that the root has undisputed ownership of reducing prostate hypertrophic manifestations
* It is used in dysuria, urinary disorders associated with benign prostatic adenoma (grades I and II of Alken). These properties must be due to the presence of B-sitosterol.

Contraindications to Nettle
- No PLS USE dosage forms containing alcohol to children under two years or people with ethyl.

Side Effects of stinging nettle
- The root decoction can irritate the stomach lining.
- Making 20 to 30 seeds produces a drastic purgative effect.

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3
* As almost everyone knows the fresh plant has a strong irritating action on the skin (stinging), producing a papule burning.
* By his action hipoglucemiantem diabetes if the doctor will need to monitor blood sugar levels to make the decision of whether to lower the dose of insulin or oral diabetes treatments.
* As with any medicinal plants that can be taken in tincture or fluid extract should always be kept in mind the alcohol content.
* Your use of diuretic in the presence of hypertension, heart disease or moderate to severe renal insufficiency, should be done only under medical supervision for the possibility that there is a tension decompensation.

(0 = none, 1 = something toxic, 2 = toxic, 3 = very toxic)