Nettle belongs to the best medicinal plants we have. All parts of the nettle are useful - root, stem, leaf and flower.
Therapeutic action and application
The leaves have a hematopoietic, diuretic, antirheumatic effect, have a beneficial effect on metabolism, reduce blood sugar. This action is due to vitamins, iron salts and other compounds.
It is used in internal bleeding (uterine, renal, liver) and as a reinforcing agent.
For eczema in children, nettle tea helps a lot. Eczema is in most cases an internal causative agent and should be treated internally with blood purifying herbs.
Nettle is the best blood purifying and blood forming medicinal plant. The plant affects the pancreatic gland, reducing the sugar content in the blood.
Full-body baths with nettle have a beneficial effect on sciatica.
Due to its blood-forming enzymes, it helps anemia and other serious diseases of the blood.
In Bulgarian folk medicine, nettle is used for rheumatism, palpitations, dizziness, headache, epilepsy, hysteria, cough, shortness of breath, dropsy, jaundice, diabetes mellitus.
Folk recipes with nettle
Fresh nettle is recommended for rheumatism and joint pain, for baths for skin rashes, for compressions for inflamed lymph glands, for felling, injury, swelling.
Fresh nettle leaves sour for 20 days in olive oil (1:10) are used for wounds, burns, bruises.
A decoction of nettle roots with vinegar and water (1: 10: 5) and boiled for 5 minutes is used for dandruff and hair growth.
Pour 2 tablespoons of nettle leaves with 500 ml of water. Boil for 5 minutes. Take 100 ml, 4 times daily before meals.
Nettle seeds are recommended in diabetes mellitus (Mix 2 tablespoons of seeds with 400 ml of yogurt. It is taken three times a day after meals).
To strengthen the heart muscle, nettle roots are applied: (mix 1 tablespoon of nettle roots with 1 tablespoon of bloody geranium and pour in 600 ml of water. Boil for 10 minutes. Take 4 times daily before meals.).
Attention! When picked, nettle causes skin inflammation!