The common nettle is a valuable source of vitamins and minerals that our body greatly needs. Nettles have a series of healing properties, being excellent for the overall health since they can even cure serious diseases.
For therapeutical purposes, both the grass (leaves and stem), as well as the root are used.
Harvesting nettle roots
Nettle roots can be found in most herbal shops these days. They are usually harvested in November. As for how you can harvest them yourself if you have the chance, you can simply take them out of the ground, wash them thoroughly and let them dry in a warm room, preferably where sunlight has access.
Once dried, the roots are broken into small parts and kept in linen bags placed in cool, dry places. These can then be used to prepare an extremely valuable therapeutical tea.
Nettle root tea
Place 2 spoons of nettle root powder in half a liter of water, let the composition sit for 8-10 hours and then strain it.
The plant remaining after that will be boiled in another half a liter of water, for 5 minutes, after which it should be left to cool down. Strain this composition as well.
Combine the two resulting extracts to have approximately 1 liter of infusion that is excellent against:
Experimental medicine studies have shown that administering nettle extracts reduces and stabilizes blood pressure, reducing the heart rate as well. At the same time, it increased urination and the amount of sodium eliminated from the body.
Use 500 ml of nettle root infusion daily, for 1-2 months. After a 2-week break, you can do the treatment again.
Nettle root is incredibly successful against prostate adenoma, according to studies done in France, Germany, Poland and Iran.
For example, in the Iranian study, done at the Teheran University, 558 patients suffering from this condition have been divided into two groups:
- One group used nettle
- The other used a placebo treatment
After 6 months of treatment, 81% of the patients using nettle have seen significant improvement of prostate adenoma. On the other hand, only 16% of the placebo patients reported improvement.
When prepared following the indications given earlier, this nettle root infusion gradually reduces the frequency of nocturnal urination, reduces the volume of prostate and normalizes urination.
Administer 750-1000 ml of infusion daily, on an empty stomach, for 6 months.
Nettle roots should not be used be during pregnancy or when breastfeeding (however, the leaves of the plant are safe to consume).
Research done in Germany on 4087 volunteers showed that side effects are minor: slight gastrointestinal discomfort (for 0.89% of the people tested) and allergic reactions that caused low-intensity itchiness (0.19% of the volunteers).
All in all, nettle roots remain an excellent natural remedy that can help you deal with hypertension and prostate adenoma. With science confirming it, there is no reason why you shouldn’t look into a remedy that is natural, accessible and effective.