Nettle is the name of a green leafy herb that originates from the family of Urticaceae. There are six different subspecies of this plant, and five of them contain several trichomes, which is popular for stinging hairs on both of the leaves and stems that look similar to hypodermic needles. Nettle has a lot of different uses and has found its place in medicine, food, and fiber.
Nettle’s most frequent role is being a natural alternative remedy. Recent studies have proven that nettle is incredibly efficient in curing all types of allergies. Unlike antihistamines, decongestant, and even vaccines, nettle has the power to completely defeat allergies without causing any side effects.
Apart from beating the allergies, nettle has the ability to treat other moderate and severe health conditions. These are the benefits of nettle:
-It cleanses the blood
-It prevents dandruff and hair loss
-It prevents rheumatology and gout
-Enhances the excretion of milk
-Helps decrease kidney stones
-Reduces blood sugar levels
-It has antibacterial properties that help boosting the immune system
-It prevents and fights kidney and urinary tract infection
-It stimulates both hair and nails
-It develops the circulation of blood
-It aids in fast removal of mucus that has been stuck in the airways
-It prevents hemorrhoids
-It avoids iron deficiency that can lead to anemia
-Enhances the function of the kidneys
Make Your Own Nettle Infusion
Chop the nettle leaves into itty bitty pieces and take a minimum of one tablespoon of the nettle and put it in a cup, after which you will add at least 200 ml of hot water. Place something over the cup to cover it and leave it for a couple of minutes. Strain the solution and your nettle infusion is ready for use.
You can also put the nettle in your salad, dishes, as well as soups and shake.
If you wish to cure allergies, wounds, burns and even different kinds of skin problems and prostate, you can directly apply nettle leaves on the affected area.