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15- Apr-2017

10 Amazing benefits of drinking Nettle Leaf Tea*

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

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

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

  • 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, taking 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, it also helps to reduce infection of the urinary tract along with benefits for the kidneys. Nettle leaf tea is used along with a large quantity of fluids in “irrigation therapy” for urinary tract infections (UTI). It promotes flushing out of toxins from the kidney and in clearing up UTIs.
  • Allergies- Nettle leaf has antihistaminic properties. This herb has been shown to be a histamine antagonist & inhibit mast cell tryptase. Thus,nettle leaf 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 properties of nettle leaf make it a suitable remedy for joint inflammation and arthritic pain. It is also beneficial in rheumatism and Sciatica.
  • Osteoporosis- Nettle leaf possesses large amounts of healthy minerals, including calcium, magnesium & iron. It also helps in the age-related gradual breakdown of bone minerals. Thus, nettle leaf tea benefits 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 free radicals and flush out toxins from the body. As per a study.Nettle leaf is effective in fighting oxidative stress and in maintaining health.
  • Specific male conditions such as BPH- In benign prostatic hypertrophy, nettle leaf tea has been successfully accepted to treat symptoms such as reduced flow rate, painful urination etc. As nettle leaf has the ability to inhibit the prostatic conversion of testosterone to DHT i.e. Dihydrotestosterone, thus it can help reduce prostate size in the condition of hypertrophy.
  • Benefits for skin- The anti-inflammatory abilities along with antioxidant contents of nettle leaf herb make it perfect for healthy skin. Therefore, nettle leaf is also used in skin tonics. It even benefits by diminishing skin scars.Nettle leaf tea’s benefits include helping in controlling skin breakouts, particularly acne. As it flushes out toxins from the body, nettle leaf tea improves skin health.
  • Benefits for hair- As per research, nettle leaf can 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 blockingDHT production, nettle leaf tea can prevent age related hair loss in men as well as in women.
  • General health- Tea made with nettle leaf 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 and effectiveness of nettle leaf. BestSource Nutrition's Nettle Leaf herb is cultivated in natural surroundings of the Himalayas. Its harvesting and manufacturing is done to preserve and maintain its purity and effective benefits. Nettle leaf can be taken as a decoction or as a tea. To maintain good health along with glowing skin and hair, nettle leaf tea is a perfect beverage. Please avail its benefits only after consulting your health care provider.

 

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