Overview

Stinging nettle is a plant. The root and above ground parts are used as medicine.

Stinging nettle is used for diabetes and osteoarthritis. It is sometimes used for urinary tract infections (UTIs), kidney stones, enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), muscle pain, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific research to support these uses.

In foods, young stinging nettle leaves are eaten as a cooked vegetable.

In manufacturing, stinging nettle extract is used as an ingredient in hair and skin products.

Stinging nettle leaf has a long history of use. It was used primarily as a diuretic and laxative in ancient Greek times.

Don't confuse stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) with white dead nettle (Lamium album).

How does it work ?

Stinging nettle contains ingredients that might decrease inflammation and increase urine output.

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