Nettle

From our list of ailments, see what Nettle can be used for:

  • Allergies
  • Anaemia
  • Anal Fissures
  • Anemia
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Chest Congestion
  • Circulation Poor
  • Colds and Flu
  • Coughs
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Fatigue
  • Flu Virus
  • Gallbladder
  • Genito-Urinary Ailments
  • Gout
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammation
  • Influenza
  • Joint Pain
  • Lactation
  • Lungs
  • Menstruation Excessive
  • Piles
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Prostate
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Sinus
  • Thyroid overactive
  • Thyroid underactive
  • Tuberculosis
  • Urinary Tract Problems
  • Venereal Disease
  • Water Retention
  • Yeast Infections

Natural Remedies using Nettle

So, should you collect from the wild at all? In my view, no. It is best to grow your own or to buy ready-dried or processed herbs from an ethical supplier. Unless you are absolutely sure that a particular plant is so abundant that what you take will make little difference, please do not collect from the wild. Wild habitats have become so fragile that even collecting seemingly common plants such as elderflower or nettle may be harmful to the local environment.

Many herbs discussed in previous chapters have diuretic properties, and as such can be used whenever it is desirable to increase the volume of urine – for instance, during a bout of cystitis or urethritis. It is preferable to have diuretic herbs in a tea form, but a tincture diluted with a cupful of warm water will work just as well. You can choose from the following herbs: marshmallow leaf, celery seed (for precautions see page 139), birch, shepherd’s purse (for precautions see page 140), dandelion leaf, lime tree flower or nettle leaf.

Allergies, Anaemia, Anal Fissures, Anemia, Arthritis, Asthma, Bronchitis, Chest Congestion, Circulation Poor, Colds and Flu, Coughs, Cystic Fibrosis, Emphysema, Fatigue, Flu Virus, Gallbladder, Genito-Urinary Ailments, Gout, Hemorrhoids, Inflammation, Influenza, Joint Pain, Lactation, Lungs, Menstruation Excessive, Piles, Postnasal Drip, Prostate, Respiratory Problems, Sinus, Thyroid overactive, Thyroid underactive, Tuberculosis, Urinary Tract Problems, Venereal Disease, Water Retention, Yeast Infections

The Benefit of using Nettle as a natural cure

Relieves allergy symptoms Its anti-inflammatory e?ects also work on allergies. When particulates are inhaled, the body reacts to allergen proteins. Nettle is excellent at inhibiting this reaction and diminishing resulting symptoms such as excess mucus or an irritating itch. Most practitioners rec-ommend freeze-dried nettle or fresh tincture for this purpose, but a nettle infusion works well, too. Relieves inflammatory pain Studies indicate that nettle is valuable for pain relief, particularly from an inflammatory cause such as arthritis. Some tests used oral administration of nettle tea, cap-sules, or tincture, and others used the traditional application of topical nettle sting. Interestingly, most patients who endured the repeated topical stinging approach reported minimal discomfort with treatment and significant improvement afterward. is application causes minor irrita-tion, thereby stimulating the area and increasing blood flow to reduce inflammation.

Drinking certain herbal teas will help, although this is not normally sufficient as herbs contain only small amounts of iron (useful herbs include nettles, couch grass, wild strawberry leaves).

Nettle, being a detoxifying and anti-allergic herb, has a place in the treatment of joint problems. Such problems often result from bad diet and exposure to environmental allergens, therefore nettle tea provides a logical supportive treatment in most cases.

Dosages (Hemp Nettle) — 6 g/day herb (KOM; PIP); 2 g herb/cup water 1–3 ×/day (HHB; PHR; PH2); 3 tsp (5.7 g)/cup herb tea (MAD).