Stinging Nettle

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Form: Extract

Where it's from: Native to Europe and Asia. Found worldwide

Benefits of Stinging Nettle

  • Vaginal health
  • UTI prevention.

      What is Stinging Nettle?

      Stinging Nettle, which we’ve all had some unpleasant interactions with, is also an ancient medicine, used by the Anglo-Saxons to treat a range of ailments. Today, it’s been extensively studied as a natural purifier that can eliminate toxins from the body.

      Stinging Nettle is a natural diuretic meaning that it increases the production of urine. This cleanses the kidneys, helping them to reduce the build-up of harmful toxins and the presence of pathogens in the body, supporting the normal function of the urinary tract. As a result, Stinging Nettle is studied for helping prevent UTIs, which are normally caused by bacteria entering the urinary tract through the urethra and then the bladder. Discover ‘How your gut and vagina are linked’ and ‘What is Bacterial Vaginosis?’.

      The most common bacterial culprit is E.coli, which attaches itself to the interior surface of the urinary tract and bladder. Stinging Nettle can help to flush out the urinary tract, removing harmful bacteria and maintaining your vaginal health. Due to its diuretic properties, it may also help to relieve the symptoms of heavy periods and helping to maintain a normal menstrual flow. You may also enjoy reading ‘Nutrition for PMS Symptoms’ and ‘What PMS type are you?’.

      Try boiling stinging nettle in your tea - it can be delicious and has lots of health benefits.