Stinging Nettle Facts

Stinging nettle has a lot of vitamins and minerals: С, К, В2, carotene, calcium, pantothenic acid, chlorophyll, potassium, sulphur and many others. It increases blood coagulation, the level of haemoglobin, platelets, red blood cells, decreases the sugar level. Stringing nettle also has diuretic and wound healing properties.
It has also been used in folk medicine to treat asthma, cough, and digestive spasms.

The stringing nettle can be used for food as well, but at the spring time only as a chemical change occurs in nettles around midsummer which makes them particularly bitter.

Also it helps to get rid of dandruff.

Stinging nettles are an important habitat for rare butterflies species so please leave some nettles  in your garden.

If you don’t have a time to collect it, you may want to buy different kinds of  stinging nettle’s extracts in your local pharmacy or on the Amazon just below.

2 Responses to “Stinging Nettle Facts”

  • Lousie says:

    And because the plants have so much minerals and potassium, you can make your own feed using them. Just let the plants rot a bit in a bucket of water, it will become a smelly green liquid, and you can dilute this and water your tomato, aubergine and pepper plants with it. It does wonders, organic, and free!

  • admin says:

    Lousie, thank you for this tip!

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