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The wide range of benefits of nettle for our health

Gaston de Persigny
Gaston de Persigny
Gaston de Persigny - Reporter at The European Times News

Nettle is one of the few plants that has an incredibly wide range of benefits for our overall health and our body and only 2 tablespoons of honey with nettle a day are able to relieve migraines to sleep disorders. Nettle can act as a natural blood purifier, as well as have a positive effect on the pancreas and lower blood sugar.

Besides being a great diuretic, it is also a good remedy for anemia.

Everyone knows that eating nettle is useful, but few are aware of what exactly is the health benefits of this plant over 1 meter in height with its characteristic heart-shaped, pointed and burning leaves, as well as long, creeping rhizome. An impressive number of insect species contribute to its flowering throughout the summer – from May to late September. Useful properties of nettle Nettle not only contains a large amount of healthy vitamins, trace elements and tannins, but is a desirable element in the menu, as it prepares a variety of extremely tasty dishes. Moreover, nettle is widely used in herbal medicine, in the form of easy to prepare tea from freshly picked or dried leaves, stems and / or roots. It is important that the used parts of the plant are steamed carefully, long enough to release the beneficial elements in the tea.

Here are the benefits of this herb: first, it prevents the formation of clots in the arteries; second, it has an anti-inflammatory effect; third, tones the body by stimulating metabolism; fourth, normalizes and tones the work of the cardiovascular system, as well as the respiratory, excretory and reproductive systems (uterus); fifth, maintain blood sugar levels within safe health limits; sixth, acts curatively in relation to pathologies in the digestive and urinary systems (liver, gallbladder); seventh, stimulates the formation of red blood cells and, at the same time, prevents the formation of carcinogenic substances; eighth, accelerates metabolic processes, which significantly improves digestion and creates conditions for rapid burning of excess fat in the body; ninth, acts positively in anemia. With so many benefits, it is not surprising that herbalists, sometimes jokingly, sometimes tell the truth: if people were aware of the healing powers of nettle, it would be the only plant planted! But despite its many useful properties, nettle tea should not be overdone, as its excessive use threatens the appearance of: diarrhea, insomnia, loss of appetite, dizziness and even – sometimes – to irregular heartbeat.

Nettle can also be consumed in powder form, as well as used as an ingredient in cosmetics. And as for nettle dishes – more than 300 proven recipes are waiting to be realized by fans of this product! Nettles can be picked freely or bought at a very reasonable price! We strongly advise you to add it permanently to your healthy menu, as this is definitely one of the most useful plants that nature has given to mankind!

N. B. The article is for informational purposes only and is not a recommendation or substitute for consulting a specialist.

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