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Getting to know: Nettle

Updated: Sep 11, 2018


Nettle leaves are rich in a multitude of nutrients including chlorophyll and minerals such as iron, chromium, zinc, copper, magnesium, silicon, cobalt, and calcium. Nettles are also high in vitamins A, E, D, C, and K.


Nettle leaf contains a vast ocean of more than 700 undiscovered phytochemicals and more than 40 trace minerals in the most bioactive, bioavailable and assimilable states - Anthony William

Traditionally used by herbalists to treat a broad spectrum of complaints including arthritis, eczema and other persistent skin conditions, high blood pressure and inflammation.

Nettles contain a potent anti-inflammatory agent which help to curb the action of cytokines, one of the key components to inflammation in the body - Anthony William

Nettle leaves can also be very helpful in preventing chronic headaches, sore throats, sinus infections, and fatigue and have been used to relieve chronic coughing, chest congestion other symptoms of viral and bacterial infections. Nettle leaf has also been prescribed by herbalists to provide relief for digestive issues such as nausea, flatulence, acid reflux, and colitis. 


Nettle tea supports the endocrine system (including the spleen, thyroid, and pancreas) and reproductive system. It is also beneficial in boosting liver, heart and adrenal health and helps to prevent urinary tract infections as well as bladder and kidney stones.  


Nettle Leaf is the ultimate reproductive herb of all time, especially for women - Anthony William


Nettle’s wide appeal is attributed to its alkalising, health enhancing and immune boosting properties.


Nettle tea is a beverage that does not generally have any side effects, however if you are taking medications and/or prescribed supplements or are pregnant, breastfeeding or have diabetes, consult your health care practitioner before consuming.


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