Herbs for Healthy Living

Urtica stinging nettle

Also known as:

Stinging Nettle

Uses:

  • Arthritic and rheumatic conditions
  • Gout
  • Prickly heat/allergic reactions
  • Detox

Description:

Urtica, commonly known as Stinging Nettle, is familiar to most as a weed. It has, however, been treasured for a long time by herbalists as an excellent blood tonic.

What does it do?:

Nettle has a diuretic action, attributed to its flavonoid content. These increase the excretion of a number of waste substances from the body, particularly acidic metabolites, eg. uric acid. This action is of particular benefit in gout and arthritic conditions. This cleansing action is of value in chronic skin conditions, especially the itchy complaints such as eczema and nettle rash, where it also appears to possess an antiallergenic action. Urtica has a nutritive value, containing vitamin C, iron, calcium, potassium and silica

Other information:

No restrictions to use are known.