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Nettle tea

Nettle tea, commonly known as stinging nettle or nettle leaf, known by the Latin name Urtica dioica, with a long medicinal history. Nettle tea is made by infusing the leaves of the plant in hot water.

Nettles are a highly nutritive herb

Nettle has dark green leaves, root, stem, serration, and stinging nettle. Nettle is packed with vitamins and minerals including, vitamin A, C, and K, and magnesium, potassium, and iron. Nettle is considered an adaptogen herb, that acts on the central nervous system. It is a purifying herb that detoxifies and stimulates the metabolism (4). From ancient times, Stinging nettle is used for flailing arthritic or paralytic limbs to stimulate circulation and bring warmth to joints and extremities in a treatment known as “urtication”. Therefore, stinging nettle has been used as a cure for different types of diseases such as to treat painful muscles, joints, eczema, arthritis, gout and anaemia, as long as a diuretic and to treat joint pain. [1] Research has shown that nettle tea has been effective in preventing ulcers caused by alcohol consumption, if inhibiting pathogenic microorganisms. [1,2]

Nettle Tea is beneficial for prostate health

A study published examined the effects of nettle tea on 100 patients with BHP (3). Nettle tea demonstrated decreases in the size of prostate and a lessening of disease symptoms in participants who received the nettle tea.

Nettle tea consumption can ameliorate allergies

Nettle tea has been proven to have antihistamine properties, as it has been shown to inhibit prostaglandin production and other enzymes that promote allergic rhinitis; hence being beneficial for allergic season when hay fever and allergies strike.

1. Kregiel, D., Pawlikowska, E., & Antolak, H. (2018). Urtica spp.: Ordinary Plants with Extraordinary Properties. Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 23(7), 1664. 

2. Zhang, W., Lian, Y., Li, Q., Sun, L., Chen, R., Lai, X., Lai, Z., Yuan, E., & Sun, S. (2020). Preventative and Therapeutic Potential of Flavonoids in Peptic Ulcers. Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 25(20), 4626. 

3. Ghorbanibirgani, A., Khalili, A., & Zamani, L. (2013). The efficacy of stinging nettle (urtica dioica) in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia: a randomized double-blind study in 100 patients. Iranian Red Crescent medical journal, 15(1), 9–10.

4. Dhouibi, R., Ksouda, K., Ben Salem, M., Sahnoun, Z., Hammami, S., Zeghal, K. M., & Affes, H. (2019). Screening of pharmacological uses of Urtica dioica and others benefits. Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology.