Ancient Secrets Helping the Modern Person: Spotlight on Nettle

Once, people turned to herbal medicine because it was the only option available to them. Today, with multiple options available, people are turning to herbal remedies because of mounting scientific and empirical evidence. One such herb many health-minded consumers are turning to for its medicinal purposes is nettle.

What is Nettle?

You may have heard of nettle referred to as stinging nettle or nettle leaf, but regardless of the name it is called, all the terms refer to the prickly plant that possesses considerable powers for helping with health and wellness. Herbal specialists praise nettle for being an herb that serves many purposes and also for its high iron content.

What Are Nettle’s Uses? 

Since nettle is acclaimed for helping with so many different needs, you may be wondering what exactly nettle’s helping abilities are. Nettle has strong anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it an asset in dealing with conditions affected by inflammation, such as arthritis and tendonitis. Nettle is also a natural diuretic that helps rid the body of excess uric acid. It is helpful for helping the body break down kidney stones and fight urinary tract infections.

How Can I Incorporate Nettle into My Regime?

Nettle can be used in a dried form in supplements or teas. It can also be made into an ointment to be applied topically. Consumers should note that nettle’s powers can interfere with other medications and remedies.