Stinging nettle or stinging nettle is a member of the urticaceae (urticaceae) family. It is rich in active ingredients including:
- vitamins A, B and C,
- acids (aminos and phenols)
- mineral salts and polysaccharides,
- proteins and tannins,
- lipids and sugars,
- flavonoids (antioxidants) and lectin,
- of nutrients.
It measures between 60 to 150 cm high and generally grows everywhere in colonies. Indeed, it can be found in parks, gardens, undergrowth and country roads. It is a virtuous herb with the scientific name urticadioica. Indeed, it is mainly used for its therapeutic, gastronomic and cosmetic properties.
Nettle: perfect protection for our body
She shows her action:
- draining and preventive during urinary problems or in case of renal lithiasis,
- anesthetic in case of hemorrhoids,
- astringent and healing to treat skin burns, acne, infected wounds or eczema.
I’nettle is also galactogenic, depurative, antimicrobial, analgesic, antianaemic, hypotensive, anti-ulcer, immunostimulant, tonic, hypoglycemic, hepatoprotective and antiallergic. It treats gout, rheumatism, arthritis and oral infections (angina, mouth ulcers or gingivitis). It also relieves painful joints and regulates urination problems.
This plant contributes to the acquisition of better health
In herbal medicine, thanks to its diuretic actions, we use nettle leaves to alleviate joint pain. The root itself contains a large amount of its active components. Nettle also fights against Hair loss, anemia, hyperseborrhea and hemophilia. Its different aspects are nebulisate or capsules, extracts (roots), mother tincture, powders (decoction), poultices, and herbal teas or infusions (3 teaspoons of fresh leaves for a cup).
The obvious dosage for a course of three weeks per month is:
- 2 tsp/d (powder),
- 4 tsp/d (dried leaves).
Nutrition advice based on nettle
Its daily introduction in the diet can only be beneficial. Indeed, it makes it possible to avoid all kinds of diseases while taking full advantage of its taste benefits. Its leaves, roots and seeds are all consumable. For example, you can prepare soups, soups, juice, pesto and nettle omelettes. But you can also expand your culinary creativity. It effectively promotes the stimulation of breast milk. It is important to point out that you need gloves to harvest the leaves because they are prickly, then rub between them.
When is its use inadvisable?
Here is a list of people who should not use this herb:
- pregnant women (especially fresh leaves),
- nursing mothers,
- young children (under 12),
- and those suffering from kidney or heart problems.
Nettle should not be associated with iron supplementation either.