Nettle Urtica Diocia known as “Soyee” in Kashmir was, just a few years back, used to chastise students – in the name of “Soyee Shalakhh”. But can we imagine that the plant has great health benefits? Sitting nettle has been used medicinally for ages as it can cure many diseases.
The entire plant is covered with little taut hairs, which releases stinging chemicals when touched.We can make tea and soups from it once it is dried and cleaned.
Close your eyes for a while, what strikes your mind, when you think of nettle? I am sure you will experience a hasty, powerful pain that feels like needles are pricking into your skin.
Hold on your itchy feeling as this stinging nettle is very beneficial for your health. Spool down and know Health benefits of your soyee “Nettle”:
1.Nettle is good for your Prostate Health :
The prostate is a gland found in the male reproductive system and wraps around the tube that carries urine out of the bladder. Prostate enlargement in men is a serious factor to be considered, but nettle has proven to be a real means of precluding prostate growth, mainly because of its anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties. Before taking nettle for your prostate enlargement it is advisable to consult your doctor first.
2. Nettle Improves your Heart Health :
By consuming Stinging nettle you can make your heart happy and healthy. Many Researches has revealed that regular intake of nettle tea can help you to lower systolic blood pressure and relieve tension and stress on the cardiovascular system.
3. Promotes Feminine Health :
Due to astringent capabilities sitting nettle can help to get rid of cramps and bloating during your menstruation cycle. It also minimizes blood flow during the cycle. Women who are at the urge of menopause can take nettle for a smooth transition as it acts as restorative for the hormonal changes in your body.
4. Nettle improves your bone Health :
Boron, which is a source to maintain calcium content in our body, can be found in stinging nettle. Due to the presence of boron stinging nettle, can help to delay the process of osteoporosis. Make your bones strong and robust with nettle, it seems like this herb truly can do it all.
5. Nettle can aid you in your pregnancy :
Nettle tea is a traditional remedy for women who are going under painful labor as it acts as a coagulant. Besides this, it will help in milk production and makes lactation easier for newborn.
6. Nettle is good for your skin :
If your skin is acne prone then you should switch to nettle Tea. Extracts of nettle have an antioxidant property which purify body and helps to remove scars ad blemishes. Besides these factors, it also delays ageing by giving you wrinkle free skin.
7. Nettle helps to improve circulation :
Nettle is a rich source of vitamin C and iron which helps in stimulating RBC production in the human body. Dry nettle powder helps in essential oxygenation which in return boosts the energy level of your body. For the same reason sitting nettle is often recommended to relieve fatigue or anemia.
8. Nettle is good for kidney and Gallbladder :
Nettle being diuretic in nature helps to eliminate toxins from the body which in return protects your gallbladder from any infection. Its nephritic quality helps to break down kidney and gallbladder stones thus prevent those painful conditions.
• Precautions When Using Stinging Nettle :
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• When harvesting: Be cautious while harvesting this herb as it causes irritation. You can harvest young plant parts, preferably in the spring. They become more bitter after they flower and as they age.