All the aerial parts of the nettle plant have burning elements. The word “urtica”, part of the plant’s scientific name, is derived from the Latin verb “urere” which means “to burn” due to the burns that appear at the touch of the stalk or leaves.
Known since ancient times, the nettle appears in traditional African medicine where is was used as inhaling dust for nosebleeds and abundant menstruation. Native Americans used nettle tea to stop uterine bleeds.
In traditional medicine nettles were considered to be one of the main sources of iron and mineral salts. It was used in anemia, asthenia, convalescence. Nettles contains proteinaceous substances and carbohydrate, sterols, volatile oil, acetic acid, formic acid, histamine, vitamin A, B2, C and K, minerals (Fe).
Actions: anti-rheumatic, healing, epithelisant, revulsive, astringent, antiseptic, antimicrobial.
How to use:
– rheumatism, arthritic pain – applied as compressions 2-3 times a day.
– reduces anal and hemorrhoid discomfort – applied as a douche 2 times a day.
– stops bleeding – applied as compressions, as needed.
– maintains scalp health and stops hair falling out – applied as a douche.
– infectious and allergic eczema – compressions for 30 minutes, 2-3 times a day.
Ingredients/100ml: demineralized water, propylene glycol, aerial parts of living Nettle (Urtica dioica) -13 g, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate.
Not advised for: children under 12 years old, pregnant women or women breastfeeding; maximum uninterrupted duration of treatment is 8 weeks.