Stinging Nettle Leaf (Urtica dioica, ortiga, stinging nettle) Has anti- inflammatory, anticancer, diuretic, antioxidant, anitmicrobial, antiulcer, and analgestic activities. Nettle root is used for an enlarged prostate, for joints, and as a diuretic and astringent. Nettle leaves are used for arthritis, sore muscles, hair loss, anemia, poor circulation, diabetes, enlarge spleen, allergies, eczema and rash and asthma. Nettle is used as a general health tonic and blood purifier.
Stinging Nettle Root
This is an astringent, diuretic, tonic, anodyne, pectoral, rubefacient, styptic, anthelmintic, nutritive, alternative, hemetic, anti-rheumatic, anti-allergenic, anti-lithic/lithotriptic, homeostatic, stimulant, decongestant, hepatic, febrifuge, kidney depurative/nephritic, galactagogue, hypoglycemic, expectorant, anti-spasmodic, and anti-histamine.
Stinging Nettle Root Powder
For smoothies it is used for many conditions. Stinging nettle root is used for urination problems related to an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia [BPH]). These problems include night-time urination, too frequent urination, painful urination, inability to urinate, and irritable bladder sydrome (IBS). Stinging nettle root in powder form is also used for joint ailments, as a diuretic, and as an astringent for urinary tract infections (UTI), urinary tract inflammation, and kidney stones (nephrolithiasis).
It is also used for allergies, hay fever, and osteoarthritis. Use stinging nettle for internal bleeding, including uterine bleeding, nosebleeds, and bowel bleeding. Other uses include anemia, poor circulation, an enlarged spleen, diabetes and other endocrine disorders, stomach acid, diarrhoea, dysentery, asthma, lung congestion, rash and eczema, cancer, preventing the signs of aging, “blood purification,” wound healing, and as a general tonic.