Nettle has long been used by herbalists in the treatment of arthritis in Germany. Extracts which contain the active compound known as "TNF-a" and other inflammatory "cytokines" are said to be pharmacologically active. These are chemicals in which the plant produces. They are studied for their medicinal properties by phytochemist. Scientific inquiry into the pharmacology of natural healing remedies such as Nettle ( Urica dioica ) is nothing new. It's been going on for over a hundred years.
Because it grows in the wild like a weed, it's been so easy to find that human beings managed to stumble upon it in the past and discover its medical benefits. In traditional Austrian medicine, it's consumed internally in either a tea form of tincture, for the treatment of disorders related to the kidneys, urinary tract, gastrointestinal tract, locomotor system, skin, cardiovascular health, hemorrhage, flu, rheumatism, and even gout. It's also said to be great for controlling dandruff, while making hair more glossy.
The root of Urica dioica ( nettle ) alone, has been extensively studied as a treatment for symptoms of BPH ( Bening prostatic hyperplasia ). Decoctions are typically the method of choice when preparing any herbal remedy using the root material of a plant. Sense it contains 3,4-divanillyltetrahydrofuran, certain extracts of the nettle are utilized by body-builders because the feel it can increase testosterone by occupying sex-hormone binding globulin. Remember, when making a tea, cook on low heat, and when making a decoction using roots, boil for an extended period of time. Make sure to cover the mixture, and add a drop of oil to prevent it from boiling over.
A Review Of The Medicinal Applications Of Nettle:
Kidneys & Urinary Tract
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia BPH
Phytochemicals - Natures Pharmacy
Herbal remedies are not "bogus folk lore", including Urica dioica. They are highly advanced chemist, with the ability to produce ingeniously sophisticated organic compounds. Plants do this using the suns energy, and the biospheres water and co2, to consistently manufacture complex alkaloids that no human chemist could ever compete with. These are important facts that people need to know about.
Human beings learn from plants. That's why there is a branch of chemistry that literally studies the medicinal constituents that they produce. This branch of chemistry that peers into plant based medicine, is known as phytochemistry. University students around the globe have been researching these plants and what makes them tick for quite some time now. So, don't be fooled by the lack of interest from the mainstream world.
Respect & Embrace Nature
Medicinal plants like Nettle leaf, are more than just tools for human kind to heal. They are living beings that deserve respect, and life. They are also a vital part of the earths eco-systems. All life on earth unites to promote a healthy biosphere. We a just a small part of an ingenious living entity. This living entity was designed to function in a certain manner. Any act which prevents us from functioning in a healthy fashion with these ecosystems is a crime against creation. Respect nature, embrace its loving touch, and learn of its necessity.
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