“In this study, water extract of nettle (Urtica dioica L.) (WEN) was studied for antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiulcer and analgesic properties. The antioxidant properties of WEN were evaluated using different antioxidant tests, including reducing power, free radical scavenging, superoxide anion radical scavenging, hydrogen peroxide scavenging, and metal chelating activities. WEN had powerful antioxidant activity. The 50, 100 and 250 μg amounts of WEN showed 39, 66 and 98% inhibition on peroxidation of linoleic acid emulsion, respectively, while 60 μg/ml of α-tocopherol, exhibited only 30% inhibition. Moreover, WEN had effective reducing power, free radical scavenging, superoxide anion radical scavenging, hydrogen peroxide scavenging, and metal chelating activities at the same concentrations.”
Nettle can strengthen adrenal functioning, promote sound sleep, increase overall energy, help with allergies, strengthen the blood vessels, and strengthen hair.
It is an excellent source of iron, calcium, vitamin D and vitamin A. Nearly three times our daily RDA of vitamin A can be found in 1 cup of nettle and it is a fantastic source of Vitamin K which is essential for proper blood clotting and bone health!
Plant extracts from stinging nettle (Urtica dioica), an antirheumatic remedy, inhibit the proinflammatory transcription factor NF-κB
“Inhibition of NF-κB activation by IDS23 was not mediated by a direct modification of DNA binding, but rather by preventing degradation of its inhibitory subunit IκB-α. Our results suggests that part of the antiinflammatory effect of Urtica extract may be ascribed to its inhibitory effect on NF-κB activation.”
Nettle helps regulate metabolism and nourish connective tissues.
Want gorgeous hair and strong nails? Use nettle.
Nettle can help to flush and alkalize the body of toxins from environmental chemicals and food toxins (preservatives, additives, poisons, etc.)
Nettles rock when it comes to allergies, asthma, skin and lung issues. They are wonderful at moving congestion out of the lungs–helping you to expectorate. They gently nourish the tissue of the lungs and relieve coughing and wheezing. Those with allergies can start drinking nettles regularly before allergies hit. If you always have allergies…don’t stop drinking them. Eat them, drink them, and use them topically as a wash on eczema, hives or shingles!
*As always, consult your licensed healthcare physician before taking herbal products.