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Health Benefits of Stinging Nettle Tea

Nettle, or Stinging Nettle called by many, is an extremely helpful and a healthy herb that is widely used in conjunction with numerous ailments. Traditionally Nettle has been used as a cleansing tonic, a detoxifier and a mild diuretic. Nettle is also an alkalizing herb and it’s nutrient rich content includes: calcium, potassium, iron & silicon minerals as well as Vitamin C & K.

Vitamin K guards against excessive bleeding and thus Nettle has been used to help with hemorrhoids. It’s iron content combined with Vitamin C may help with iron deficiency, also commonly known as anemia.

Possibly the most widely known use of nettle is it's ability to help with the prostate or more specifically the treatment of BPH (benign prostatic hypertrophy). Nettle inhibits the production of enzymes that contribute to the enlargement of the prostate. Such enlarging almost always causes some form of urinary problem among men over the age of 45. In addition, Nettle neutralizes uric acid, preventing crystallization from occurring; therefore, aiding in the elimination of such acid. The elimination of uric acid has been known to relieve gout, arthritis and prevent kidney stones.

Finally, Stinging Nettle may help alleviate symptoms of hay fever such as a stuffy nose and watery eyes.

Due to its mineral risk content and vitamins, nettle has often been recommended to both pregnant and lactating women, as well as children and those suffering from anemia.No known drug interactions are known but if you are taking medication or suffer from diabetes, kidney problems or heart disease, you should first consult a physician or other medical professional before consuming Nettle Tea.

To ensure both the quality and integrity of the tea is maintained, see our articles How to Steep Tea Correctly and the Importance of Proper Storage of Tea.

While the health benefits of tea are the subject of numerous articles and studies, My Tea Blending Room does not recommend tea as a cure or remedy for any illness, ailment, disease, or other condition. Please consult a physician or other medical professional for advice regarding your health. Products offered for sale on the My Tea Blending Room website are not offered as treatments, cures, supplements, or other remedies for any medical conditions. Any information provided on this website is for informational purposes only and is not to be construed as medical advice.

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