Nettle is Mother Nature's multivitamin. We love this plant! It is one of the richest sources of chlorophyll in the vegetable kingdom.
“In ancient Egypt reports are found of the use of nettle infusion for the relief of arthritis and lumbago pains.
The Roman soldiers are said to have brought their own nettle to the British Isles to treat their tired, painful legs on long marches in the cold and wet climate by smacking their legs with the stinging leaves, thus stimulating the circulation.
Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.) and his followers reported 61 remedies using nettle. In the second century A.D., Galen, the Greek physician, recommended nettle in his book De Simplicibus as “a diuretic and laxative, for dog bites, gangrenous wounds, swellings, nose bleeding, excessive menstruation, spleen-related illness, pleurisy, pneumonia, asthma, and mouth sores.”
Apuleius Platonicus (circa 400 A.D.), in his book Herbarium of Apuleius, added nettle combined with hemp or cannabis to “treat symptoms of feeling cold after being burnt (shocked)”, and nettle by itself for “cold injury”.
Throughout the Dark Ages (fifth to tenth centuries) uses of nettle were expanded to include treatment of shingles, constipation, and “dry disease”, which probably meant problems with the sinuses or lungs, mucous membranes, and skin.
John Gerard (16th Century) used stinging nettle as an antidote for poison. Culpeper, (17th Century) the astrologer-physician, recommended a nettle and honey as a gargle for throat and mouth infections, “bladder stones or gravel, worms in children, an antiseptic for wounds and skin infections, gout, sciatica, joint aches, and as an antidote to venomous stings from animals”.
Phelps Brown (19th Century) suggested nettle internally as a diuretic and tonic. He hailed it as a remedy for dysentery, hemorrhoids, bladder and kidney stones infant diarrhea and eczema.”
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How Do I Use It?
As you have just read, nettles have a long history of use. It is filled with all kinds of vitamins and minerals. The more we learn about it the more impressed we are with this little gem. It is like a vitamin supplement in a plant! These are some of the vitamins and minerals it has: Contain tannic acid, lecithin, chlorophyll, iron, silicic acid, lime, potassium, phosphorus, sulfur, sodium, chlorine, and vitamins A and C. . It contains fatty acids, carotenoids, calcium, iron, sodium, Vitamin A, Vit C.
Few Properties Of Nettle
Analgesic – Relieves Pain
Anodyne – Soothes Pain
Astringent – Tightens Tissues
Depurative - Detox
Diuretic – Eliminate fluid
Tonic – Support Immune System
This list is from http://www.anniesremedy.com/
NMM Products With Nettle
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