Most commonly used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia, also known as an enlarged prostate, nettle root tincture may provide relief from symptoms of this condition - increased urges to urinate, incomplete emptying of the bladder, painful urination, post urination dripping and reduced urinary flow It is particularly benefical when taken in tandem with other medicinal herbs, such as saw palmetto.
Stinging nettle root extract has also been shown to slow or stop the spread of prostate cancer cells. The root of the plant is primarily used in connection with urinary issues, including lower urinary tract infections.
Nettle root tincture is sometimes used to treat urinary tract infections and also to treat pain in the muscles and joints. Nettle leaf is most commonly used to treat osteoarthritis, allergies and hay fever. A 2013 issue of "Phytomedicine" found that stinging nettle, including the root, helped reduce inflammation.
Urtica dioica (Urticaceae) is commonly known as nettle, common nettle, or stinging nettle.
Some consider stinging nettle a bothersome weed, but its long history of use tells a different story. Stinging nettle has been used as a source of fiber (stem), dye (leaf and rhizome), food/fodder (leaf), and medicine (leaf, rhizome/root, and seed).
Since ancient times, stinging nettle has been used as a fiber crop substitute for flax. People have been making fishing nets, ropes, paper and a variety of other things all throughout our history, and it was even used in both of World Wars when other crops like cotton were scarce.
Nettle has been used safely in large food-like doses for thousands of years. Don't miss out on this wonderful gift from our planet!
Put a teaspoon of nettle root into a 200ml cup of boiled water. Cover it and let it steep for 10 minutes. Strain and drink a cup three times per day.
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