Nettle leaf is a spring tonic and a general alterative detoxifying agent which clears out waste products, strengthens the mucosa of the urinary, digestive and respiratory systems.
Nettles are a good general tonic of the female reproductive system, excellent for young women just starting their monthly cycle, as well as women entering menopause. Stinging nettle helps reduce water retention and soothes PMS symptoms.
It prevents uric acid build-up in joints and is extremely helpful in cases of gout, rheumatism and arthritis.
It is an astringent, which is useful for relieving excessive discharge and bleeding and is diuretic and hypotensive.
Recent studies support the antihistamine effects of nettle leaf providing obvious benefits for those suffering from asthma.
It also has the ability to boost the positive effects of cortisone, a commonly prescribed asthma drug, while suppressing or delaying some of the negative side effects of cortisone.
Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the pot, cover and let steep for 2-4 minutes. Pour into your cup; add milk and sugar to taste.
References:Balch, 1997; BHMA Scientific Committee, 1996; Hallowell, 1994; Hoffman, 1994; Tyler.
*Please Note:These statements have not been evaluated by FDA.
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