Nettleis a small herbal plant known by many other names. Chinese Nettle, Common
Nettle, Common Stinging Nettle, Great Nettle, Great Stinging Nettle, Hsieh-Tzu-Ts?ao,
Stinging or simply Nettle, apparently referring to one common herbal specie. Nettle
is also known by its scientific name Urtica Dioica.
Nettle, which has a variety of species and sub-species were said to have been first
discovered in America and Europe. However, there were no solid proofs which would
substantiate both continents? claim. Nettle comes from the plant family known as
Leaves and stems are the most useful parts of Nettle. However its roots could not
be deemed as useless as it also has benefits, but not as extensive as that of the
leaves and the stems.
A potent herb that has been widely used dating back to ancient times. Nettle is generally
considered as one of the world?s most complete nutraceutical even as it contains
Vitamins A, B Complex, C and D, as well as beta carotene, magnesium, phosphorous
iron and protein.
It is basically a small plant, about two to three feet high. Its leaves are dark
green with serrated sides. Seasonally though, it produces tiny flowers that could
hardly be noticed. The leaves are also stingy and causes skin irritation.
However, studies show that Nettle is very useful herbal plant specie health-wise
considering it has more than 20 chemical compounds deemed as essential in the preparation
of many other medicines.
Unknown to many, it also has essential component that appears to enhance one?s crowning
beauty - our hair. Studies show Nettle as effective in keeping our hair from vanishing,
even as it promotes hair growth to people who seemed losing them.
Nettle appears to have multi-facet benefits, which include therapeutic cure to asthma,
cough and colds, prostate cancer, anemia, bladder infections, skin disorders, menstrual
syndromes, diarrhea, ulcer, goiter, it is also deemed efficient as diuretic, astringent
and herbal tonic for health maintenance.
It also treats ailments like chronic rheumatism and arthritis. It is also used to
keep people warm in countries with winter season. It has also found its way into
the kitchen as its leaves are also made part of some delicacies. Nettles? leaves
Incidentally, finding appears to show Nettle as an effective herb in curing hair
loss. It was also found to promote hair re-growth for people who have been suffering
from diminishing hair strands.