Stinging Nettle

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Stinging nettle is the name given to the common nettle, garden nettle, and hybrids of these two plants. Its name stinging nettle comes from the fact that it gives a burning or stinging sensation from its hairs when touched.

Curative properties of stinging nettle

  1. It is used to treat anemia since nettle leaves contain a high amount of iron content and help in the formation and coagulation of blood cells
  2. It is used in the treatment of arthritis and rheumatism
  3. It decreases the risk of eczema and other skin disorders. Additionally, it is used in the treatment of asthma.
  4. It is used in the treatment of benign prostate
  5. It protects against hair loss (Alopecia)
  6. It is a natural cure for allergies. This is done by reducing the amount of histamine the body produces in response to the allergens.
  7. It reduces internal bleeding. It is used to lessen uterine bleeding, nose bleeds, and bleeding in the bowels plus it treats minor bruises
  8. It maintains proper cell structure. It is rich in flavonoids which have antioxidant properties that help protect your DNA and cell membrane from free radicals.
  9. It is good for oral health. It prevents oral problems such as gingivitis and plaque.
  10. It is good for digestion. Drinking nettle tea relieves indigestion nausea, excess gas, colitis, and celiac diseases.


Nettle leaves can be used externally as an ointment and also consumed as tea. To make nettle tea, just steep one to two spoons of dried nettle leaves in boiling water for 5-10 minutes, and your tea is ready. You can also flavor your cup of nettle tea with lime and honey or use it as a food additive toward the end of your cooking.



1. Does stinging nettle have another name?

Stinging nettle, (Urtica dioica), also called common nettle, weedy perennial plant of the nettle family (Urticaceae), known for its stinging leaves.

2. What is the importance of stinging nettle?

Stinging nettle is a nutritious plant popular in Western herbal medicine. Studies suggest that it may reduce inflammation, hay fever symptoms, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels — among other benefits.

3. How often should you take stinging nettle?

For example, the Arthritis Foundation suggests taking up to 1,300 mg of stinging nettle as a tea, capsule, tablet, tincture, or extract. Otherwise, people can take 1–4 mg per day as a tincture, or they can apply creams directly to the skin

4. Is stinging nettle poisonous?

But if you do wish to grow stinging nettle in your garden, plant it in the spring after the last frost.

How to Grow Stinging Nettle.

Botanical Name Urtica dioica
Soil pH 5.0 to 8.0 (acidic to alkaline)
Hardiness Zones 3–10 (USDA)
Native Area Europe and Asia, but now naturalized everywhere
Toxicity Causes severe skin reactions upon contact

5. Does nettle help hair growth?

According to a 2018 study, nettle leaf extract contains high amounts of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can help protect our scalp from damage and stimulate new hair growth. Nettle leaves are also rich in minerals like iron, magnesium, and zinc, which can all give our follicles a great boost.2 Feb 2021

6. Is stinging nettle acidic?

Stinging nettles have developed stinging cells as an adaptation to deter herbivores from eating them. … Nettle stings contain acid (formic acid) but they also contain histamine and other chemicals.

7. Does Stinging Nettle cause hair loss?

There are 3 main reasons to start using stinging nettle for hair loss immediately. They are to: reduce inflammation in the scalp. neutralize free radical damage in the scalp.

The Different Parts of the Plant.

Harvested Nettle Leaves Nettle Leaf Powder
Ash 2.1% 15%

8. Can nettle reverse GREY hair?

Botanists believe that nettle can restore the natural color of hair and this is especially interesting for people with gray hair . For external use is one of the best herbs for treating oily hair and dandruff.


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