There would not be many
people who have not experienced this herbs famous sting. Nettle loses its
sting when it is boiled or dried. Nettle has an erect stem and serrated, dark-green
A tonic made from the
leaves and stems is said to strengthen the body. Herbalists consider nettle a diuretic,
and quite able to remove the bodys toxins, and its iron and vitamin C may help
How It May Benefit
Take internally for:
vaginal yeast infections
excessive menstrual flow
Use internally only
under the supervision of a physician for:
Large doses of nettle tea
may cause stomach irritation, constipation, burning skin, or urinary suppression. Call
your Doctor immediately.
Do not use uncooked nettle.
Nettle is a diuretic, so if you use it frequently, eat foods high in potassium, such as
bananas and fresh vegetables.
Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced
herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
Nettle is available as
tinctures, capsules, and dried leaves and stems