Every part of nettle (leaf, root and seed) is medicinal
Nettle is a wild weed. Every part of nettle (root, seed and leaves) is medicinal. Nettle is successfully used to treat anemia (anemia), inflammatory processes of the urinary bladder, prevents inflammatory processes in the body because the abundance of vitamins is contained in the young shoots of the plant. It is effective against cancer, pancreas and leukemia. Nettle contains a large amount of iron. It contains vitamin C, K, minerals magnesium, calcium and phosphorus. It contains chlorophyll, tannin, mucus, carotenoids, etc. Nettle is rich in flavonoids, which has a great effect on the body and strengthens the immune system. Half a kilo of nettle contains 3 times more provitamin A than the daily needs of the human body. 10 grams of spinach contains 10 mg of calcium and 8 ml of magnesium, while 10 grams of nettle contains 290 mg of calcium and 86 mg of magnesium.
Nettle was used in ancient Greece for massage against pain caused by rheumatism and osteoporosis. Nettle has a beneficial effect on stabilizing blood sugar. Due to the diuretic effect of nettle, it has a favorable effect on the regulation of blood pressure. Promotes digestion and excretion of toxins from the body. Nettle has a positive effect on problems with allergies, colds, gout, sciatica, diseases of the liver, bile and spleen, indigestion, stomach ulcers and duodenal ulcers. It is effective for diabetes, kidney stones, skin diseases and prostate enlargement. It stimulates cell renewal and helps regenerate cartilage tissue. Nettle helps anyone with leukemia and spleen cancer.
Nettle-nettle harvest is harvested in pure nature away from polluted areas and streets. Young nettle leaves harvested before flowering are most delicious for consumption and medicine. Late spring is the ideal time to harvest nettles before flowering. Nettles can be harvested during the fall before seed formation. Hand protection with gloves is mandatory when harvesting nettles. Because formic acid and histamine from leaf hairs can irritate the skin and cause itching, burning, pain, redness and swelling. Very young leaves are harvested and heat-treated for immediate or later dried consumption. For homemade nettles, you can dry nettle leaves in the shade on an airy dish all year round. You can later store the dried leaves in canvas bags. The root is taken out during spring and autumn. The root with a brush should be cleaned of soil deposits. Dry the root like leaves in the shade in an airy place.