Common nettle (Urtica dioica) is present around the globe (except the tropical areas), widespread in Poland, as a roadside plant. Medicinal raw material are nettle leaves (Folium utricae) and nettle root (Radix utricae), having different activities. Nettle leaves contain organic acids (e.g. formic acid located in stinging hairs, chlorogenic acid, oxalic, etc.), flavonoids, phytosterols, tannins, carotenoids, trace amounts of essential oils, chlorophyll, vitamins (B group vitamins, vitamins C and K , pantothenic acid, pro-vitamin A), trace elements (boron, silicon, manganese, copper, potassium, titanium, calcium and iron), biogenic amines (serotonin, tryptamine, acetylcholine), coumarins, triterpenes. Activators stimulating the formation of anti-cancer compounds (such as interferon and viral antigens) are placed the leaves. Soluble silica content affects the state of connective tissue. Preparations of nettle leaves stimulate metabolism, are antitoxic and anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic and support the pancreas, limiting diarrhoea. The aqueous extract of nettle leaf supports the process of formation of red blood cells (erythrocytes). It is a diuretic (allowing for getting rid of excess fluid and formation of the correct figure) and therefore it is used in food supplements, among others, slimming). It is used with the extract of horsetail and vitamins from group B, in the production of cosmetics with beneficial effect on the condition of hair, skin and nails.
Dosage: 200 - 400 mg / 24h
See. and - nettle (Urtrica dioica)
Stinging Nettle Root (Radix Urtricae)