Wednesday February 10th, 2016

The properties and benefit of nettle

For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, common or stinging nettle is a plant that usually grows on the side of roads, in humid soil that is rich in organic waste.

Stinging nettle is one of the best diuretics that nature can offer us. But its properties provide many other health benefits.

This plant helps to strengthen our immune system, fighting the common cold. It is good for people who are anemic, reduces the effects of stress on our bodies and is useful for diseases related to excess uric acid, such as gout.

One of the main benefits of stinging nettle for our health is that it helps reduce cholesterol levels in the blood, stimulates the digestive system and improves blood circulation, thanks to its high chlorophyll content. It also contributes to eliminating retained water, toxins and wastes from the body.

Some of the most widespread uses of stinging nettle are to:

  • Stimulate the digestive system
  • Stop diarrhea
  • Stop hemorrhaging and prevent uncontrolled blood flow (symptoms of menopause)
  • Treat arteriosclerosis
  • Improve blood circulation
  • Combat diabetes and anemia
  • Increase milk flow in women who are breastfeeding
  • Treat diseases related to excess uric acid
  • Treat impotence

And, finally, you should also know that stinging nettle is an edible plant rich in nutrients, mineral salts and vitamins, which has many medicinal properties.

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At El Naturalista we recommend that you try out the amazingly salutary benefits of this plant that we distribute from our natural laboratory. You can find it at any drugstore or pharmacy in Spain, find your closest pharmacy here.