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nettle an antioxidant for health plant-based diet

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Detox naturally with stinging nettle leaf (Urtica Dioica L.)

We poison our bodies by consuming alcohol, artificial additives, coffee, fats, nicotine, preservatives, soda, sweets; using toxic cosmetics, toiletries and cleaning products, inhaling toxic fumes, etc. Most toxins (free radicals) are filtered by our kidneys and land up in our urine others remain and poison our bodies. You may need to detox if you are unusually tired, bloated, constipated, have bad skin, bad breath, dull eyes, or headaches.

Natural diet antioxidants: To help rid your body of toxins turn to nature for fennelherbs, licorice, nettles, nuts, seeds and spices.

Why nettles?  The wonder weed is highly nutritious, nettles have numerous health benefits, more nutritional than spinach: a higher iron, calcium and fibre content. Stinging nettle, Urtica dioica L. or nettles, is one of the most valuable herbal remedies. Nettle is high in antioxidants, vitamins A, thiamine (B1) and riboflavin (B2), C, D, E, and K, and loaded with minerals: calcium, chromium, cobalt, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, silicon, sulfur and zinc

Stinging nettle has several therapeutic properties for which there is no equivalent synthetic drug.  For decades stinging nettle has been used to treat anaemia, arthritis, painful joints, gout, urinary tract infections and prostate problems.

Nettles – a natural diuretic.  The plant enhances the excretion of waste, a kidney stimulant that helps prevent kidney stones and urinary tract infections like cystitis and nephritis.  Helps clear skin conditions, such as eczema. Nettle increases metabolism so it could aid weight loss, and purifying the blood by stimulating the kidneys to excrete more fluid.  To help weight loss, see how to  make your own easy weight loss drink – only three ingredients: water, fennel seeds and a lemon.

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Nettles have a high iron content, which helps anaemic patients, those suffering from iron deficiency. Nettles help disorders such as arthritis, rheumatism and symptoms of gout by cleansing the system of toxins. Nettles increase the excretion of uric acid. Helps treat gout patients, who have excessive uric acid in their blood stream, which lodges in joints and causes pain.

Nettle infusions, combined with large amounts of fluids, are used as an irrigation therapy for urinary tract infections and kidney stones.

Help the body detox and lose weight by drinking plenty of water and cutting down on toxins, and incorporating nettles as part of a varied diet.

According to extensive placebo controlled studies nettle roots have been found to relieve symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)* (or enlarged prostate). Nettle roots are also used to treat incontinence and male urinary tract problems, frequent urination, painful urination, inability to urine and an irritable bladder. Nettle root is also used to relieve joint pain, as an astringent and as a diuretic.

* World Journal of Urology 2005.

According to the World Health Organisation, nettles are used in pharmacopoeias (medicine) as a diuretic and for the treatment of rheumatism and sciatica.

Nettle leaves dried or fresh can be used like herbs to make tea, or steamed liked spinach or added to dishes. Handle fresh stinging nettle with gloves. Fresh nettles lose their sting once they are dried or steamed.

Nettles are used in many beauty product.  Nettle extract an ingredient used by several major companies in their hair and skin products.  For example, Clairol, DIAL, Alberto Culver Nexxus, Burt’s Bee, Schwarzkopf and more.  Often used to control dandruff.


The information provided does not replace medical treatment or advice.  Some plants and herbal remedies react to prescription drugs.