Nettle leaf information
Nettle leaf is used by
herbal practitioners as an anti-rheumatic, anti-allergic, blood-cleansing &
Nettle leaf can be used for:
Allergies including hay
fever, asthma, eczema (especially in children), allergic rhinitis
Nosebleeds (or any other
bleeding in the body)
Kidney and bladder
who are allergic to nettle stings should not apply the fresh or unprocessed
dried leaves topically.
formic acid, chlorophyll, iron, vitamins A & C
What herbal practitioners say about
strengthen and support the whole body.
They are particularly of use in allergic-type conditions, especially in
the treatment of eczema in children, often if there is a nervous cause. Nettles are very nutritious, high in
minerals including iron and silica and can be eaten as a salad vegetable in the
Spring. They are useful in the treatment
of anaemia, both to nourish the blood and to stop bleeding. Nettles have been traditionally used
topically since Roman times in the treatment of arthritis and rheumatism, by
stinging the affected area. Internally
nettle will cleanse the blood of toxins that pool in the joints, leading to
inflammation and pain. Nettles combine
well with red clover and burdock in the treatment of eczema.
0.5 – 2mls three times a day.
dose (6 – 12 years old) 0.4 – 0.6mls three times a day
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