Latin name: Urtica dioica L.
Other names: Urtica dioica, Urtica urens, Urtica radix
The seeds are less well-known herb raw material compared with the herb and nettle root. It is very valuable because it is difficult to obtain and rarely go on sale. The seeds are used both internally and externally, are edible, they have extraordinary healing properties and excellent skin care. More often than in the form of a typical herbal infusion, the seeds you eat in the form of cocktails, salads, you can prepare yourself extract oil. Externally the seeds of nettle can be used as a mask, peeling or extract oil. Nettle seeds are rich in unsaturated fatty acids (mainly linoleic acid), carotenoids (beta-carotene, lutein), polysaccharides and locks, vitamin A and E. Effect: strong anti-inflammatory, improve immunity, anticoagulant and improve cerebral circulation, anti-atherosclerotic, protective myocardium, anti-diabetic, nutrients (source of vitamins A, E and essential fatty acids). In external applications nettle seeds nourishing and anti-inflammatory effect on the skin, increase hydration and skin elasticity, promote skin regeneration and delay aging. Due to such a rich and varied composition of the pharmacological effects of nettle seeds are used in acne, inflammatory skin, hair loss, auxiliary in atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, peptic ulcer and inflammation of the stomach and intestines. Seeds of nettles were well-known herbalists in ancient times, the most famous was the impact of nettle seeds of the low potency and strengthen the vitality of the body. Today we know that thanks to the content of phytohormones nettle seeds have a positive effect on the endocrine system, increase vitality and strengthen the body’s sex drive and libido, they are increasingly also recommended for the treatment of male infertility.