Nettle Root Powder
Nettle Root from the Stinging Nettle Plant (Urtica dioica) has a long tradition of medicinal use. Nettle was historically used to treat joint pain and help rid the body of excess water. It's also rich in natural Silica and Vitamins. Ancient Herbal medicines such as Nettle have been used in many studies to promote prostate health, and desirable results have been achieved in this regard. Our Nettle Root Powder is one of Mother Nature’s many medicinal treasures. People have been using Nettle Root to treat various ailments for centuries, and the remedy is still in use as a medicinal aid today! Nettle is a herbaceous, perennial plant native to Europe and most temperate regions of the world. It can grow to a height of 2 metres; the roots can spread underground for approximately 2 metres in width. The bright yellow coloured roots are comprised of rhizomes and stolons. Stinging nettles are a greatly misunderstood herb that has been put aside for way too long. The entire plant is of value including the leaves, roots, stems, and flowers. Stinging nettles would have been eliminated years ago from the many insects and animals eating this miraculous plant, had it not been for the stings. Add ground Nettle Root Powder to soups, smoothies, vegetable dishes or just in pure water.
Ancient Purity gets to the root of an Ancient Medcinal plant. Nettle Root is sometimes used to treat urinary tract infections and also to treat pain in the muscles and joints. Nettle leaf is most commonly used to treat weak and fragile bones, allergies and hay fever, however. A 2013 issue of "Phytomedicine" found that stinging nettle, including the root, when extracted into an oil-based solution, helped reduce inflammation. Great potential for treating arthritis was indicated, but further study is still required. Nettle is generally considered safe to consume, but certain side effects may occur, such as water retention, sweating, diarrhoea, and an upset stomach.
Nettle is a herbaceous, perennial plant native to Europe and most temperate regions of the world. It can grow to a height of 2 metres; the roots can spread underground for approximately 2 metres in width. The bright yellow coloured roots are comprised of rhizomes and stolons. Stinging nettles are a greatly misunderstood herb that has been put aside for way too long. The entire plant is of value including the leaves, roots, stems, and flowers. Stinging nettles would have been eliminated years ago from the many insects and animals eating this miraculous plant, had it not been for the stings.
Nettle Root Powder – Information & Points to Research
- Vitamins A, K & B1.
- Source of Querectin.
- Natural Antihistamine.
- Anti-Inflammatory for Joints.
- Healthy Liver.
- Natural Diuretic.
- Blood Sugar Balance.
- Prostate Health.
- Choline, Lecithin & Rutin.
- Caffeic & Quinic Acid.
- High in Calcium, Magnesium, Trace Minerals, Chlorophyll, Chromium, Cobalt, Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Copper, Sulphur, Protein, Manganese & Selenium.
- May Increase Free Testosterone.
- Supports Hair Health & Growth.
- Pigments: Beta-carotene, lutein, luteoxanthin & other Carotenoids.
- Hay Fever Support.
- Culinary Uses.
Root, Stem & Leaf
Nettle Root is more commonly used than either the stems or leaves of the nettle plant, and it appears to have different medicinal properties. It can be consumed as an extract, as a capsule, tablet, tea or tincture. In some cases, nettle root can also be used topically as a cream. Nettle Root can be purchased in pill form in certain supermarkets and in a wider range of preparations in health food stores. When the plant is consumed as a food, such as in the case of soups, nettle leaf is eaten rather than the root.
“When the nettle is young, the leaves make excellent greens; when it grows old it has filaments and fibres like hemp and flax. Cloth made from the nettle is as good as that made from hemp. Chopped up, the nettle is good for poultry; pounded, it is good for horned cattle. The seed of the nettle mixed with the fodder of animals gives a luster to their skin; the root, mixed with salt, produces a beautiful yellow dye. It makes, however, excellent hay, as it can be cut twice in a season. And what does the nettle need? Very little soil, no care, no culture; except that the seeds fall as fast as they ripen, and it is difficult to gather them; that is all. If we would take a little pains, the nettle would be useful; we neglect it, and it becomes harmful. Then we kill it. How much men are like the nettle! My friends, remember this, that there are no weeds, and no worthless men, there are only bad farmers.” - Victor Hugo
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Nettle & Prostate Health
Most commonly used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia, also known as an enlarged prostate, Nettle Root Powder may provide relief from symptoms of this condition, particularly when taken in tandem with other medicinal herbs, such as saw palmetto. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, Nettle Root can help reduce the urge to urinate constantly, as well as reduce the amount of urine and dripping post-urination.
But Nettle Root does not, unlike other medications, reduce the size of the prostate; it only provides some relief from the symptoms. A 2013 publication of the "Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal" (See our ‘References’ section) concluded that Nettle significantly relieved the symptoms of enlarged prostate in adult men.
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Hay Fever & Nettle
Histamine production in the body creates adverse reactions related to allergies. Allergies cause uncomfortable congestion, sneezing, itching and more. Stinging Nettle’s anti-inflammatory qualities affect a number of key receptors and enzymes in allergic reactions, preventing hay fever symptoms if taken when they first appear. The leaves of the plant contain histamine, which may seem counterproductive in allergy treatment, but there is a history of using histamines to treat severe allergic reactions. There is also evidence that in severe reactions, low plasma histamine levels (as opposed to high levels) are present. Another global study from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine found that Stinging Nettle use for allergy relief was rated higher than placebos in a 98-person, randomised, double-blind study.
“Nettie, is that short for Annette?" Dr Carlyle asked."It's short for Nettle."Nettie hated the way her voice quavered as she shivered in the office gown. "Stinging nettle was the only thing that soothed my mother's hives when she was carrying me.” - Ellen Herrick, The Sparrow Sisters.
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Testosterone & Nettles
The 6 isolectins found in Nettle have been shown to inhibit testosterone from binding with sex hormone binding globulin, or SHBG, which is responsible for maintaining hormonal balance in your body. When excessive testosterone binds to SHBG, it is not bioavailable to be utilised by your body, thus causing a decrease in free testosterone levels. Free testosterone is testosterone readily available to be used by your body. According to the Rain Tree Nutrition Tropical Plant Database, Nettle has been shown to decrease the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone by inhibiting the production of a chemical responsible for the conversion. While dihydrotestosterone occurs naturally in men as they age, this form of testosterone is linked to hair loss and prostate tissue growth known as benign prostatic hyperplasia.
The true effects of dihydrotestosterone are under debate within the scientific community; however, German researchers report in “Der Urologe A” stinging Nettle Root extract may be beneficial for reducing benign prostatic hyperplasia symptoms and severity. Puberty in men and women is due in part by the production and release of testosterone. Contrary to popular belief, this hormone is also produced by women, yet men produce significantly more testosterone than women. The Institute of Men's Health states testosterone in men is responsible for regulating sexual behaviour, enhancing energy, controlling mood as well as assisting the body in muscle development. Vitality Rejuvenation Clinic cites a report from "Life Extension" magazine stating testosterone in women helps stabilise sexual libido, regulate muscle strength and sustain bone mass. While the effectiveness of Nettle on testosterone levels is under debate, initial research is promising in regards to maintaining healthy testosterone levels.
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Nettle Root Powder… Closing Thoughts
Stinging nettle has been a staple in herbal medicine since ancient times. Ancient Egyptians used stinging nettle to treat arthritis and lower back pain, while Roman troops rubbed it on themselves to help stay warm. Its scientific name, Urtica dioica, comes from the Latin word uro, which means “to burn,” because its leaves can cause a temporary burning sensation upon contact. The leaves have hair-like structures that sting and also produce itching, redness and swelling. However, once it is processed into a supplement, dried, freeze-dried or cooked, stinging nettle can be safely consumed. Studies link it to a number of potential health benefits. Ancient Purity’s Nettle Root Powder offers a variety of vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, amino acids, polyphenols and pigments many of which also act as antioxidants inside your body.
I personally put some of this in soup, rather than a smoothie. I mix it in after I cooked the soup. I believe Nettles are our most medicinal natural plant here in England. It's no accident they are everywhere. It primarily grows in damp, fertile soil.
''Tender-handed stroke a nettle, and it stings you for your pains; Grasp it like a man of mettle, and it soft as silk remains.''
– Aaron Hill
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- Ground Nettle Root Powder.
- Produced to ecological standards, free from agro-chemicals. Non-irradiated and GMO-free.
- Take 1 to 3 grams (1/4 to 3/4 teaspoon) up to twice a day.
- Mix with water, fruit juice into a smoothie or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. Do not exceed the daily recommended intake.
WARNING: In addition to possible side effects, Stinging Nettle, as a supplement and as a foodstuff, may cause adverse side effects with certain medicines. If you are taking blood thinners or high blood pressure medication, be aware that Stinging Nettle can affect your blood’s clotting ability, as well as potentially lower your blood pressure, reducing and enhancing the effects of these medications respectively. Nettle may also increase the effects of diabetes drugs, diuretics, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Stinging Nettle may make it harder for your body to rid itself of lithium as a result of its diuretic effect. Lastly, Nettle can also change your menstrual cycle, leading to possible miscarriage, so pregnant women should absolutely not take this.
- Brand: Ancient Purity.
- Size: 325g (11.46 oz.).
- Container: Kraft Paper Pouch.
- Estimated shelf life: 2 years from purchase.
- Storage: Store in a cool dry place. Keep out of reach of children.
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