Stinging Nettle Benefits and Side Effects

Stinging Nettle Benefits and Side Effects

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Nettle, a leafy plant, grows in most temperate regions. The Latin root of Urtica is uro which means "I burn". This implies small stings caused by the little hairs on the leaves of this plant burn when contact is made with the skin. Its root and leaves are used in herbal medicine. Nettle contains lectins and certain types of complex sugars. Lectins and these complex sugars are probably the major components contributing to nettle's benefits.

Stinging Nettle Benefits

  • Hay Fever
  • Antioxidant Activities
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-microbial Activities
  • Anti-cancer Cell Activities
  • Chronic Colitis
  • Joint/Arthritis Pain

Stinging Nettle Side Effects

  • A frequent cause of contact urticaria is skin exposure to the common stinging nettle. The urticarial is accompanied by a stinging sensation lasting longer that 12 hours.


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