Nettle the misunderstood - A drink that create wonders
Scientific name: Urtica Sp.
The nettle belongs to the genus of angiosperm plants Urtica and to the family Urticaceae. It is an annual or perennial, herbaceous, native plant, with about 40 species worldwide.
Its use as a medicinal plant dates back to Ancient Greece where it was used as a diuretic and laxative.
In Denmark, a nettle web was found in a tomb dating back to the Bronze Age.
In the Neolithic age it was used to create chords.
In Scotland nettle was used in the 17th century. With its fibers they made the most durable fabrics.
Hippocrates (460-377 BC) recommended nettle to cure 61 diseases. The Greek doctor Galinos recommended nettle as a diuretic, laxative.
It is one of the most effective and beneficial herbs for human health! It contains vitamins B, C, E, A, K, B2, carotene, trace elements and minerals which are useful for the health of our muscles, bones and nerves. These are potassium, silicon, iron, magnesium, phosphates and a large number of amino acids.
Nettle helps regulate blood pressure significantly.
Nettle is especially beneficial for those suffering from kidney failure.
Nettle also helps patients with anemia.
Nettle is very beneficial for those women who have excessive menstruation. It can help normalize menstruation and blood flow. Nettle tea can help relieve the symptoms of menopause.
Nettle as a diuretic helps to eliminate toxins, treat fluid retention and helps significantly in weight loss. It is a very beneficial drink that should not be missed from any diet.
Nettle has been used for centuries to treat allergic symptoms, especially allergic rhinitis, and contains active compounds that reduce inflammation.
Nettle is used to treat acne, warts and eczema.
Also, patients with arthritis, fibromyalgia, patients with lupus and other autoimmune disorders and diseases related to pain can benefit from the use of nettle.
Nettle tea can be applied to the skin and relieve muscle aches and joint pains.
Scientific research claims that nettle helps strengthen bones thanks to certain vitamins contained in nettle.
Nettle has a high content of iron and is excellent in the fight against anemia and fatigue. Helps the liver and the female hormonal system. During pregnancy the nettle protects against bleeding and strengthens the fetus.
Nettle due to its astringent properties can help reduce the swelling of hemorrhoids.
Daily gargling with nettle tea soothes and helps treat infections of the mouth and throat.
Nettle is among the anti-cancer and health-beneficial herbs.
Nettle decoction improved diabetes control in diabetic patients and also improved inflammatory markers in diabetics.
Nettle becomes a wonderful decoction (tea) for all hours. It can also be consumed as a soup, but also in pies.