WHITE DEAD NETTLE FLOWER

OTHER NAME(S):

Archangel, Archangélique, Bee Nettle, Blind Nettle, Deaf Nettle, Dumb Nettle, Herbe Archangélique, Lamier Blanc, Lamii Albi Flos, Lamium album, Ortie Blanche, Ortie Folle, Ortie Molle, Ortie Morte, Ortiga Blanca, Ortiga Muerta, Stingless Nettle, White Archangel, White Nettle.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

White dead nettle flower is a plant that looks like stinging nettle but doesn't cause stinging when touched. It is used to make medicine.

People take white dead nettle flower for treating mild swelling (inflammation) of the upper airways, sore throat, chronic bronchitis, and heavy periods. They also take it for its calming effects (as a sedative).

White dead nettle flower is sometimes applied directly to the affected area to treat mild inflammation of the mouth, throat, and skin. It is also applied directly to the vagina to treat vaginal discharge.

Don't confuse white dead nettle flower with stinging nettle.

How does it work?

White dead nettle flowers contain chemicals that help reduce swelling and break up mucus.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Eczema. Taking a mixture of white dead nettle flower, yarrow, and Siberian ginseng by mouth doesn't seem to reduce eczema any more than a sugar pill.
  • Chronic bronchitis.
  • Skin inflammation.
  • Sore throat.
  • Swelling (inflammation) of the upper airways.
  • Vaginal discharge.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of white dead nettle flowers for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

White dead nettle flower seems safe for most people when taken by mouth. But there isn't enough information to know whether it is safe when applied directly to the skin or other areas of the body.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of white dead nettle flower during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for WHITE DEAD NETTLE FLOWER Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of white dead nettle flower depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for white dead nettle flower. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

View References

REFERENCES:

  • Czerwinska ME, Swierczewska A, Wozniak M, Kiss AK. Bioassay-Guided Isolation of Iridoids and Phenylpropanoids from Aerial Parts of Lamium album and Their Anti-inflammatory Activity in Human Neutrophils. Planta Med 2017;83(12-13):1011-9. doi: 10.1055/s-0043-107031. View abstract.
  • Shapira MY, Raphaelovich Y, Gilad L, et al. Treatment of atopic dermatitis with herbal combination of Eleutherococcus, Achillea millefolium, and Lamium album has no advantage over placebo: a double blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial. J Am Acad Dermatol 2005;52(4):691-3. View abstract.

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