Common Names: Common Nettle, Common Stinging Nettle, Great Stinging Nettle, Stinging Nettle, Greater nettle.
Common Traditional Uses:
Actions: Astringent, diuretic, tonic, hypotensive.
Nettle leaf is commonly used to cleanse the system by promoting the flow of urine and aiding the kidney and bladder functions. When used for this purpose, Nettle leaf may expel gravel from the bladder, flush toxins from the system and help combat urinary infections.
Nettles are one of the most widely applicable plants wehave. They strengthen and support the whole body. Throughout Europe they areused as a spring tonic and general detoxifying remedy. In some cases of rheumatism and arthritisthey can be astoundingly successful.They are a specific in cases of childhood eczema and beneficial in allthe varieties of this condition, especially in nervous eczema. As anastringent they may be used for nose bleeds or to relieve the symptomswherever there is haemorrhage in the body, for example inuterinehaemorrhage.
King's Dispensatory gives these specific indications and uses: "Chronicdiarrhoea and dysentary, with large mucous evacuations; profuse secretions ofgastric juice, with eructations and emesis; choleraic discharges; summer boweldiseases of children, with copious watery and mucous passages; chroniceczematous eruptions." Conditions that benefit from its use include: diarrhoea,dysentery, hemorrhoids, hemorrhages, febrile affections, gravel, nephriticcomplaints, chronic diseases of the colon, eczematous affections, eczema of theface, neck and ears, chronic cystitis.
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