Nettle - Uses and Benefits
Family: N.O. Urticanceae
Scientific Name:- Urtica dioica L. Family: Urticaceae
Common Name: Stinging nettle, nettle
The nettle plant can found naturally in most temperate regions of the world. The tough fibers from the nettle stem have been used to make cloth and cooked nettle leaves have been consumed as a vegetable. Historically, nettle has been used to relieve coughs, tuberculosis, arthritis, and to stimulate hair growth.
The Nettle tribe, Urticaceae, is widely spread over the world and contains about 500 species, mainly tropical, though several, like our common Stinging Nettle, occur widely in temperate climates. Many of the species have stinging hairs on their stems and leaves.
Side Effects of Nettles:-
External side effects result from skin contact and take the form of burning and stinging that persist for 12 hours or more. Internal side effects are rare and allergic in nature.
Two to three 300 mg nettle leaf capsules or tablets or 2-4 ml tincture can be taken three times per day for to reduce allergies during allergy season. For mild BPH in men, 120 mg of a concentrated root extract in capsules can be taken two times per day.
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