Nettle Root Powder
Nettle Root from the Stinging Nettle Plant (Urtica dioica). With 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.
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 osteoarthritis, 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 marvelous plant, had it not been for the stings.
Nettle Root Powder
- Vitamins A, K and B1.
- Source of Querectin.
- Natural anti-histamine.
- Anti-inflammatory for Joints.
- Healthy Liver.
- Natural Diuretic.
- Blood Sugar Balance.
- Prostate Health.
- Choline, Lecithin, Rutin.
- Kaempferol, Caffeic & Quinic Acid.
- May Increase Free Testosterone.
- Supports Hair Health & Growth.
- Pigments: Beta-carotene, lutein, luteoxanthin and other carotenoids.
Root, Stem and 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.
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Most commonly used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia, also known as an enlarged prostate, nettle root 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" 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, randomized, double-blind study.
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.
Possible Side Effects / Medications
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 nonsteroidal 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 it is not recommended for pregnant women
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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.
- Brand: Ancient Purity.
- Size: 250/400g.
- 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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