Nettle Leaf - powder, organic

Herbs: Nettle Leaf - Powder, Organically Grown

Common Names : Nettle, stinging nettle, common nettle
Latin Name: Urtica dioica
Origin: Bulgaria

Excerpts from Nutritional Herbology

Extracts of nettle have been included in hair tonics for centuries due to its purported ability to stimulate hair growth. Like many bitter herbs, nettle is a blood purifier. Its long list of traditional uses can be summed up in its ability to increase the production of urine, its mild laxative effect and its ability to increase the efficiency of liver and kidney function.


Excerpts from Practical Herbalism

It is one of the wild plants still gathered each spring in rural regions as a "spring tonic" and pot-herb. It makes a healthy and very nutritious vegetable, which is cleansing and easy to digest. An old country remedy for chronic rheumatism and arthritis is "Urtication" or flogging with nettles. Some folks even keep a nettle plant growing on a sunny windowsill, so that the healing stings might be applied throughout the winter.

It is a strange fact that the juice of the nettle proves an antidote for its own sting, and being applied will afford instant relief. The sting of a nettle may also be cured by rubbing the part with dock, rosemary, peppermint or sage leaves, as well as those of comfrey, plantain, or jewelweed, which can often be found growing alongside nettles.

Primary Constituents:

Chlorophyll, in high yields... Nettles are a significant source of vitamin C and vitamin A, bio-available minerals, including calcium, silicon, and potassium chloride; protein, and dietary fiber.


From Our Reading and/or Experience...

  • As a powder, we use Nettle in tincture combinations and capsules. Of course, it can be used in many other types of remedies. Except as a tea, as powders are not normally used in tea combinations.
  • It can be used to benefit anyone: men, women (including before, during or after pregnancy, and nursing), children and animals.
  • It can be used as often as you would like, and in any way you choose.
  • As is the case with most herbs, Nettle should be stored in a dark, dry, and cool place.

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For Heart Health?
by Sara Shay on Mar 10, 2014

I've heard this is good for blood pressure, regulating high BP. Is that true??? I am trying t figure out what all I should get for my hubby. He needs it . . .

    Re: For Heart Health?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Mar 17, 2014

    Hello,
    I'm not sure about Nettle for BP but Hawthorn Berries are fantastic for anything to do with the heart as well as helping to lower BP. Check out our page on Hawthorn for more detailed information. Thanks!

Kidney
by Juvy on Nov 16, 2013

Hi i have a problem with my kidney. I have 33 percent function and it is okay to drink nettle leaf tea in order to have a volume of urine? My less function caused of mynkidney stone. Please advise. Thank you.

    Re: Kidney
    by Bulk Herb Store on Nov 20, 2013

    Hello!
    We are not licensed to give medical advice. However the Nettle does increase the production of urine. It also has a mild laxative effect and increases the efficiency of liver and kidney function.

How to prepare powder to use it
by Curious on Mar 26, 2013

You give what not to do with the powder and what it's used for but you don't tell us how to prepare for usage.

    Re: How to prepare powder to use it
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 30, 2013

    As noted in our "Reading and/or experience" we like to use it in tinctures or make capsules. It also works well in tea combinations. Thank you!

Nettle in pregnancy?
by Becki on Mar 12, 2013

Can you tell me the best way and a possible dose to take during pregnancy? I also struggle with kidney stones and water retention and think nettle might help.

Thanks!

    Re: Nettle in pregnancy?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 26, 2013

    We can't give you a professional dosage because we aren't any kind of Doctor, however, if I was going to take this I would take 1tsp - 1Tbsp a day. This is just a suggestion so please seek a doctors opinion before using.

Nettle Powder
by Marybelle Harris on Jan 11, 2013

I use Nettle powder for my allergies. I live in the midwest, and I have terrible allergies spring through fall. During these seasons I use to take Benadryl every night just so I could breathe. Once I started taking my homemade Nettle capsules, I was off of the Benadryl in about 3 weeks. Nettle opens up my breathing passages and allows my sinus's to drain. The one side affect I noticed is it can make me a little bit wired (like caffiene). So I try to take Nettle earlier in the day.

Nettle Powder as Tea
by Thomas Edmonds on Jan 1, 2013

I think it is fine as a tea. I don't strain it, but consume the powder. Perhaps drink in green or black tea with lemon. Or, just plain. I really like it; especially when I think about how good it is for me!
Mike

nettle
by mei soh on May 1, 2012

Hello there.

Can you tell me please, it is safe to use nettle powder as tea, also it is safe to use fresh nettle powder on hair?

Thank you.
Regards. Mei.

    Re: nettle
    by Bulk Herb Store on Oct 31, 2012

    Hi Mei! I usually never make teas out of powdered herbs, because it is hard to strain the herbs from the liquid. There is nothing unsafe about it, it is just inconvenient. Nettle is also great for your hair topically, in fact it is one of the ingredients in our Beautiful Hair Treatments.

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Hi, I just wanted to share with you a testimony about how I was able to help someone with the comfrey herb that I bought from you. A friend came over with a really bruised and swollen knee from falling on it that day. She said she couldn't stay long, because she needed to get to the Urgent Care center for treatment on her knee. I remembered I had ordered some Comfrey in my last order and stuck it in the freezer "just in case", so I asked her if she would let me try it on her to see if it works. Since I'm new to herbs I was looking for a chance to try some of my new herbs on someone. She agreed to be my guinea pig. So, I made a poultice and she held it on her knee all evening during our meeting. I gave her some more to use at home with instructions on how to make the poultice. Well, she just let me know the her knee is much better! She only has a small bruise and a little tenderness when she touches it. I'm so glad to hear that it really works!! ~Heather Gebbia

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