Traditional therapeutic use
- Vitamin supplements (A, B, C, K and U).
- Mineral supplements – Calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, zinc, silica and sodium. Also all of the essential amino- and antacids.
- Diuretic – also helps to clear uric acid, and can therefore be used for gout.
- Anti-sclerotic so it helps in treatments for Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
- Immune System strengthener.
- Metabolic enhancer.
- Prevents and eliminates springtime lethargy (recommended after Christmas), and seasonal allergies.
- Anti-rheumatic (externally and internally).
- Anti-hair loss agent (root enhancer).
- Prostate therapy.
- Reduce internal bleeding.
- Improves the function of the internal and external glands and can therefore be used as a metabolite.
- Can be used to cure cancer.
- Prevents clogged arteries.
- For stomach ulcers – nettle is an ingredient of a treatment herbal tea mix for this condition.
- High blood pressure (hypertension) because it drives excess water out of the bloodstream and lowers blood pressure.
- Diabetes – see the Hortus Medicus herbal blood sugar tea mix.
- Bioactive substances help to regenerate the body and immune system.
Possible side effects
It is not recommended to consume more than 2 litres of nettle tea a day, because its strong diuretic properties could completely demineralise and weaken the body.
Consuming dried or cooked stinging nettle is generally safe. There are few side effects.
Pregnant women should avoid consuming stinging nettle because it may trigger uterine contractions, which can raise the risk of a miscarriage.
Speak to your doctor before consuming stinging nettle if you’re taking one of the following:
- Blood thinners.
- Blood pressure medication.
- Diuretics (water pills).
- Diabetes medication.
Our plants are harvested during particular seasons, and times of the day and according to the lunar calendar to ensure the plants or parts of it have the highest nutritional value. For example, roots are picked on a waning moon. Once harvested, they are packaged by hand because we try to avoid using metal equipment and utensils that could reduce the beneficial properties of the plant.
Because these products do contain active ingredients, please ensure that you do not exceed the recommended doses and if in any doubt, or if you experience any side effects – however slight – please consult your doctor or healthcare professional.