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15- Apr-2017

10 Amazing benefits of Nettle Leaf Tea

Dr. Varsha Mishra
Dr. Varsha Mishra
Dr.Varsha Mishra
BHMS

Nettle leaf is a natural herb with benefits in inflammation, allergies, joints and kidney troubles. Nettle leaf teais used to flush out toxins from the body and is acknowledged for skin, hair and kidney health.

Nettle leaf (Urticadioica) tea is one such natural herb that benefits overall health. The reason for multiple benefits of nettle leaf tea are the vast and biologically active compounds that are present in it as ingredients viz. carotenoids, Lignans,flavonoids, vitamins (Particularly C)& minerals such as calcium & magnesium and serotonin, acetylcholine with histamine content etc. These ingredients of nettle tea contribute to numerous health benefits.

Some of the health benefits of Nettle Leaf Tea are:

  • Healthy kidney: The effect of nettle leaf on the kidneys is mainly for “diuresis”, which means it enhances urine output and stimulates consistent urination with flow rate. As per a study, nettle leaf is found to be protective in nephrotoxicityof the kidney by reducing blood urea nitrogen and serum creatinine, being an effective diuretic. Thus, consuming nettle leaf tea benefits a healthy functional kidney with nettle leaf tea being found effective in many kidney conditions.
  • UTI: Since nettle leaf aids urination, reduces infection of the urinary tract and benefits the kidneys it is used along with a large quantity of fluids in “irrigation therapy” for urinary tract infections (UTI) promoting the flushing out of toxins from kidney and clearing up UTIs.
  • Allergies: Nettle Herb has antihistaminic properties. This herb has been shown to be a histamine antagonist & inhibits mast cell tryptase and is used as a 'natural' alternative for clearing the sinuses of allergies and for treating allergic rhinitis.
  • Joint troubles: Particularly in osteoarthritis and joint pain the anti-inflammatory property of nettle herb makes it a suitable remedy for joint inflammation, arthritic pain and is beneficial in rheumatism and sciatica.
  • Osteoporosis: Nettle leaf possesses large amounts of healthy minerals including calcium, magnesium & iron helping in the age-related gradual breakdown of bone minerals. Thus, benefitting overall bone health.
  • Immune system: The carotenoids, flavonoids, vitamin and mineral etc. are biologically active compounds contained in nettle leaf tea. These offer benefits of being effective in forming and maintaining a strong immune system, the antioxidant properties of this herb can neutralize harmful radicals and flush out toxins from the body. As per a study, Nettle leaf teabenefits in fighting oxidative stress and in maintaining health.
  • Specific male conditions such as BPH:In benign prostatic hypertrophy, nettle herb has been successfully accepted to treat symptoms such as reduced flow rate, painful urination etc. It has the ability to inhibit the prostatic conversion of testosterone to DHT i.e. Dihydrotestosterone, helping reduce prostate size in the condition of hypertrophy.
  • Benefits for skin: The anti-inflammatory ability along with antioxidant contents of nettle leaf herb makes it perfect for healthy skin. Therefore, nettle herb is also used in skin tonics. Nettle tea skin benefits include controlling breakouts, particularly acne & diminishing scars as it flushes out toxins from the body improving skin health.
  • Benefits for hair As per research, nettlehas the ability to block conversion of testosterone to DHT i.e. Dihydrotestosterone. DHT is held as one of the factors responsible for hair loss as it blocks vital nutrients from reaching hair roots and shrinks hair follicles. Thus, by blocking DHT production, nettle leaf herb prevents age-related hair loss in men as well as in women. Also read How to look good smart in mid 50’s.
  • General health: Nettle Leaf Tea is perfect as a preventive measure for flu, allergies and other allergic conditions. In addition, its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties make it an effective health drink.

The process of harvesting matters a lot in the benefits of nettle leaf tea. BestSource Nutrition's Nettle Leaf tea is cultivated in natural surroundings of the Himalayas& is currently available at a 10% discount and FREE Shipping on our web site. It’s harvested and manufactured to preserve and maintain its purity and effective benefits and can be taken as a decoction or as a tea to maintain good health along with glowing skin and hair.

 Please avail & consume only after consulting your health care provider.

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