White or dead nettle. Properties. Medicinal Plants

White or dead nettle (Lamium album)
The white nettle is native to Europe. It is found in lawns and on roadsides. White flowers contain tannins, mucilage and flavonoids.

Properties of white or dead nettle
* The white nettle contains tannins tonic and astringent properties that make it particularly useful on the uterine circulation.
* Used mainly in the menstrual derangements in the treatment of metrorrhagia, leucorrhoea vaginal bleeding, dysmenorrhoea.
* In the digestive stuff (gastritis, diarrhea).
* A part of its hemostatic function has expectorant properties as used in the treatment of colds and respiratory bronchitis, flu, colds, pharyngitis, laryngitis, emphysema, asthma.
* Other uses: as a cleanser to "lower blood", antirheumatic and hypoglycemic.
* Allows high renal excretion of uric acid and digestive as advised in the treatment of gout fund, hence it is instrumental in treatments in which requires an increase in diuresis (overweight, edema due to venous insufficiency, hyperuricemia, oliguria, gout).
* Externally on: eczema, ichthyosis, sores, abrasions and a rash, hyperhidrosis, vulvovaginitis, hemorrhoids, glossitis, stomatitis, pharyngitis, parodontopathies, wounds and burns.


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

Side effects of white or dead nettle

None known.

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3

- As with any medicinal plants that can be taken in tincture or fluid extract should always be kept in mind the alcohol content.

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

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