- May Block DHT
- May Help Prostate Health
- Remedy for Arthritis
- Stinging Nettle contains 3,4-divanillyltetrahydrofuran, which may help boost free testosterone, in men
- Urtica dioica also known as Stinging Nettle
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What Do Nettle Leaves Do For You?
Nettle leaves are very rich in chlorophyll and grow all over Europe and North America. Not only was it used to make green camouflage paint during World War 2, but is a nutritional food and used to treat many health conditions. It is an extremely useful plant, particularly to those suffering inflammatory conditions and allergies.
The anti-inflammatory properties of nettle leaves help to reduce the inflammation, swelling and pain of arthritis and gout, and nettle is also used to treat a number of different skin conditions. It can reduce the uric acid content in the blood and is also rich in antihistamines. This means that many hay fever victims use nettle leaves to reduce their symptoms, while the leaf also helps to reduce congestion and open up the bronchial airway.
These are just some of the many health benefits that nettle leaves have to offer, and why it is regarded as one of the most useful of all plants.
Nettle Leaves as Anti-Inflammatories
Nettle leaves offer powerful anti-inflammatory properties, helping to reduce the effects of arthritis by reducing the generation of the cytokines that cause inflammation. This may be due to constituents in the leaf inhibiting the transcription factor responsible for activating the TNF-alpha and IL-1B cytokines in the tissues lining the joints.
It is not yet completely clear what the phytochemicals responsible for this form of anti-inflammatory effect are exactly, although it is believed the main active components of nettle leaves are polysaccharides and large protein-sugar combinations known as lectins. Flavonoids such as isoquercitin and rutin are also present, plus chlorogenic acid, chlorophyll and many more biologically active phytochemicals.
In fact, nettle leaves have been found so effective at reducing the pain of arthritis that many people taking NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatories) have reported that they were able to reduce their NSAID intake to just 25% of their normal dose. Give the unwelcome side-effects of such drugs, this is a very beneficial result.
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