Nettle seeds may help you with skin problems, memory decline, fatigue, low libido, respiratory sistem, soothe menstrual discomfort, kidney function. In folk medicine nettle has been used to cure almost any illness. Nettle seeds contain essential fatty acids and vitamin E which are especially good for your skin and brain. In short, nettle seeds give you more vitality.
Nettle plant, scientifically known as Urtica dioica, is one of the six subspecies within the Urtica genus. The native range of nettle, also known as stinging nettle in some places, is extensive, including Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America.
Nettle seeds are the most nutritious part of nettle. They contain all the goodies of nettle, vitamin A and C, iron, calcium, magnesium and silicon. What is more, they contain essential fatty acids and vitamin C which are especially good for skin and brain.
Common names: Common nettle, stinging nettle (although not all plants of this species sting).
A teaspoonful a day is a good dose, working up to a tablespoonful when you know you can handle that much. Nettle seeds are suitable for children.
Natural health enthusiasts suggest that stinging nettle seeds can be a potentially effective way to support lung and throat health and promote overall wellness of the respiratory system. Many naturalists believe the seeds work as a natural astringent for the lungs by helping to expel mucus. Stinging Nettle Blend by Herb Pharm, a proprietary liquid extract, can be used up to five times a day to help soothe the respiratory symptoms that may pop up with seasonal changes.
It’s often recommended that women use stinging nettle during their monthly menstrual cycle. It is believed to help the body rid itself of toxins by allowing the flushed out liver to process higher levels of estrogen more efficiently. This estrogen tolerance may calm some of the symptoms that often accompany a regular female menstrual cycle.
If you’re trying to kick coffee, or at least cut back on caffeine, stinging nettle seeds could be the answer. When ingested, the seeds are said to have a mild stimulant effect that helps you stay alert and focused during the day. Herbalists credit this energy to the support the seeds give to the adrenal glands. Nettle seeds work as an adaptogen (which is a natural substance that helps the body adapt to stress). They are often recommended to people who live and work in high stress environments and feel constant exhaustion as a result. Nettle seeds are believed to help restore balance to the adrenals, thus promoting energy levels and supporting an overall feeling of well-being.
Nettle seeds not only work as an adaptogen, but also as a trophorestorative (a substance that acts as a nutritive restorative for a particular organ or organ system), which many naturalists believe may have an impact on healthy kidney function. However, if you suffer from a kidney condition and are taking prescribed medication, talk to your doctor first before starting a homeopathic treatment.
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