Stinging Nettle 300 mg 100 Capsules
Health Benefits of Stinging Nettle
• Supports Prostate Health
• Herbal respiratory support.
• Natural antihistamine.
• Traditionally used as a tonifier.
• Quickly relieve hay fever symptoms.
• Supports urinary track health.
• Relieves pain associated with arthritis.
• Freeze-drying preserves the key constituents of nettles histamine, 5-hydroxytryptamine, acetylcholine and formic acid.
Stinging Nettle contains beneficial nutrients such as polysaccharides and lectins. As a dietary supplement, Stinging Nettle is used all year round, but is especially popular during the spring season.
Stinging nettles (Urtica dioica or urens) have long been renowned for their tonifying properties and more recently have become noted for providing seasonal sinus support. Biovea's nettles have been freeze-dried to preserve the potency of the active constituents in the plant’s stinging hairs and leaves. This process ensures that our freeze-dried nettles will deliver all the benefits inherent in the nettle plant.
The stinging nettle is a weed native to Europe, Asia, as well as North America. The shoots grow from two to three feet, to as high as 10 and flourish in soils that are high in nitrogen. All nettles sting, but their stinging properties disappear once they've been dried or cooked. As they are used throughout Europe, nettles make a valuable tonic after the long winter months because they provide a potent natural source of a number of vitamins and minerals.
Nettles are high in vitamins A and C, and rich in nutrients, including calcium, choline, magnesium, boron, iron, iodine, silica, sulfur, potassium, chlorophyll, histamine, serotonin, glucoquinones, bioflavonoids, tannins and amino acids. They're unusually high in protein (40%) for a plant. And because they're so nutrient-dense, they make a good overall tonic for strengthening the body. Useful in treating anemia, their high vitamin C content helps ensure that the iron is properly absorbed by the body.
Nettles have a mild diuretic effect, which means it may promote the loss of water from the body. Such a diuretic effect may explain why the aerial parts of nettle were formerly used extensively to treat urinary tract conditions such as bladder infections. Diuretics are also used to relieve high blood pressure. Recent studies of both humans and laboratory animals confirm that nettles increase the production of urine. Nettles are still used to relieve conditions such as premenstrual swelling. They are approved in combination with drinking large amounts of water for treating urinary tract inflammation and for treating and preventing kidney stones by Commission E of the German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices, the German governmental agency that evaluates the safety and effectiveness of herbal products.
Nettle’s aerial parts have also been used historically to treat muscle pain and arthritis. Nettles may interfere with the body’s production of inflammation-causing chemicals (specifically tumor necrosis factor-alpha). Consequently, Nettles may have an anti-inflammatory effect. They also enhance responses of the immune system. Chemicals in nettles are also thought to reduce the feeling of pain or interfere with the way that nerves send pain signals. All of these effects reduce the pain and stiffness of arthritis and similar conditions. They may also have some value for relieving other inflammatoty conditions such as colitis.
Nettles reduce the amount of histamine that is produced by the body in response to an allergen. An allergen is a substance such as pollen that may provoke an exaggerated immune response in individuals who are sensitive to it. Through this potential action, Nettles are helpful in reducing allergy symptoms.