Latin name: Urtica dioica L.
Other names: Urtica dioica, Urtica urens, Urtica radix
Nettle is made with the leaves of stinging nettle, named for the tiny hairs on the fresh leaves which can sting the skin. Despite it’s rough exterior, nettle is one of the best remedies for various ailments: anemia (increases the amount of hemoglobin), high blood pressure, coughs and colds, congestion, unitary tract infections and kidney and many other problems. It also seems to be effective in reducing pain and producing a sedative effect. Nettle leaf is very high in Chlorophyll and Vitamins C and A, has a lot of iron . It contains trace minerals and is also known as a blood purifier. Nettle prevents minor gastrointestinal bleeding due to vitamin K, tannins and flavonoids, also increases the secretion of gastric juice. As a result, nettle helps digestion and absorption of nutrients from food. Rinsing the hair cool nettle leaf extract causes mild irritation of the scalp and improves hair growth. An extract of the roots of nettles acts preferably on the scalp and hair follicles and acts as a diuretic stronger than the leaves.
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