History:Stinging Nettle gets its name from its ability to shoot you with a venom in its leaves or stem that leaves you with a itchy rash, similar to Poison Ivy. What is less known about the plant is that the leaves and stem can act as an anti-irritant to an already inflicted part of your skin. The root of the Stinging Nettle can be used to improve the overall health and wellness of an individual. In North America, many native tribes, such as the Ojibwe, Huron, Iroquois, Algonquin, Chippewa, Menomini, Meskwaki, and Potawatami, used the plant for a multitude of medical purposes.
Warning: Experts recommend taking no more than 1 dose a day for the first few days to make certain you are not allergic to it!
Uses: hay fever, allergies, runny eyes, running nose, osteo-arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, allergic skin conditions including eczema and contact dermatitis.
Active Ingredients: lycopene, histamine, protoporphyrin, serotonin, violaxanthin, and xanthophyll-epoxide
Actions: Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic, anti-anaphylactic,anti-rheumatic, anti-asthmatic, anti-convulsant, anti-dandruff, anti-histamine, astringent, decongestant, depurative, diuretic, hemostatic, hypoglycemic, hypotensive, galactagogue, immunomodulator, prostate tonic, stimulating tonic
Complementary Herbs: Burdock, Figwort