NETTLE, STINGING NETTLE

Parts Used:
Roots and leaves.

Function:
Nettle has an anti-inflammatory effect on the body.

Uses:
* Traditionally nettle has been used for making cloth, as a vegetable, and to treat conditions such as tuberculosis, arthritis and coughs.
* More recently nettle has also been used for hay fever, congestion, pregnancy support, water retention, benign prostatic hyperplasia, vaginal infections, to increase iron levels and to lower blood sugar levels.

Guidelines:
300 mg of capsules can be used as a preventative during allergy seasons or use according to label instructions.

Interactions:
* Do not eat raw plants as they can cause kidney damage.
* Handle the leaves with care as the cause irritation to the skin.

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