Stinging Nettle (root) Urtica Dioica

Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica), also known as Dwarf Nettle, Greater Nettle and Nettle Wort, is an herbal extract derived from the leaves and roots of the stinging nettle plant. The plant is covered with prickly hairs that sting when touched, but the leaves and roots have been used medicinally for centuries, treating various ailments including itching, rheumatism, diabetes, kidney problems, and dandruff. Current research validates its traditional use, finding that Stinging Nettle may have health benefits including anti-inflammatory and hormonal effects. [1-5]


Stinging nettle contains potent bioactive principles (e.g. caffeic malic acid) that may lend to its anti-inflammatory and hormonal actions. Research suggests that stinging nettle may relieve inflammation by blocking the production of inflammatory compounds known as leukotrienes. [5] Research has also found that stinging nettle may help relieve BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia) by inhibiting the binding of dihydrotestosterone (a more potent form of testosterone) to cellular receptors in the male prostate gland. [1] In BPH there is an increased concentration of testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT) within the prostate gland.



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