Stinging nettle root is a medicinal herb that has been used for centuries to treat a variety of health conditions. It is derived from the stinging nettle plant, which is native to Europe and Asia, but now grows worldwide.
Stinging nettle root contains a variety of active compounds, including lignans, polysaccharides, and lectins, which have anti-inflammatory, diuretic, and analgesic properties. It is commonly used to treat urinary tract problems, including bladder infections and kidney stones, due to its diuretic properties. It may also help reduce inflammation and pain associated with conditions such as arthritis.
In addition, stinging nettle root has been used to support prostate health in men, as it can help reduce the size of an enlarged prostate gland. It may also have benefits for women, as it has been shown to help alleviate symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness.
Stinging nettle root can be consumed in a variety of forms, including capsules, tea, and tinctures. When brewing stinging nettle root tea, it is recommended to steep one teaspoon of dried root in a cup of hot water for about 10 minutes.
Nettle (Urtica dioica) forms underground rhizomes, which along with the roots are dug out in early spring and autumn. Then they are washed and dried. Preparations from the roots of nettle arouse the growing interest of athletes, due to the presumed effect on testosterone levels, and thus anabolic effects. Root extracts are also a popular addition to diuretics and to relieve the symptoms of prostate hyperplasia.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF NETTLE ROOT:
- Relieves men with prostate hypertrophy. Its active compounds facilitate urination and alleviate the associated pain, as well as reduce the frequency of urination, especially at night
- Helps to increase the level of free testosterone in the blood by deactivating SHBG - a globulin that binds testosterone, as well as by inhibiting the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone
- Saluretic - increases the renal excretion of sodium and potassium ions, and thus inhibits the deposition of urinary deposits in the kidneys and tissues surrounding the joints
- Improves joint condition
- Support the production of red blood cells
- Stimulates metabolism
- Improves the appearance and condition of hair, skin and nails
WHEN TO USE
- To improve the quality of life of patients with prostatic hyperplasia
- To improve the condition of joints and bones
- During high physical activity
- During physical weakness
- When you feel Slower metabolism
- To improve blood quality
- To strengthen the condition of hair and nails
- For oily hair, acne and oily skin
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NETTLE ROOT - DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Nettle - tea (cut root):
Two tablespoons of nettle root pour 2 cups of boiling water. Brew under cover up to an hour. Strain. Drink 2 glasses a day.
Two tablespoons of nettle roots pour 2 cups of water, bring to a boil, cook for 5 minutes. Let stand for 30 minutes, strain. Drink the prepared decoction during the day in 2-4 portions.
Nettle root tincture:
100 g of nettle root put in a jar and pour 0.5 l of 70% spirit. Add 5 tablespoons of honey and mix. Close the jar and keep in the shaded place for 2 weeks. Shake occasionally. Then strain and pour into a bottle. Use 3 times a day, 1 tablespoon dissolved in a small amount of water.
An infusion or decoction of nettle root can be washed the skin and hair.
In order to achieve noticeable benefits, nettle should be used daily for a minimum period of 1 month.
The use of roots together with nettle leaves is great for the urinary tract, hair, skin and nails.
The use of nettle root is not recommended in Cushing's disease and polycystic ovary syndrome.
People with kidney disease should consult the use of nettle with a specialist because of its diuretic effect.