Medicinal properties of nettle widely used in folk and traditional medicine. This plant for hundreds of years is used as an expectorant, diuretic, wound healing, vitamin, anticonvulsant.

Usually in order to use medicinal leaves, rhizome and seeds. Medicinal properties have only two kinds of nettle and stinging nettle. Assembly of the leaves and seeds of this plant, as a rule, are engaged in the early summer, and rhizomes are dug in autumn. The leaves can be used for juice or dried in the sun in temperatures up to 40 degrees Celsius.

This plant contains a large number vitamins and minerals. Nettle also has ascorbic acid and carotene. As for concentration, the ascorbic acid in the nettles a few times more than lemon and black currant, and on the amount of carotene nettle bypasses carrot, sorrel and sea buckthorn.

It should be noted that the healing properties of nettle are used in the treatment bronchitis, tuberculosis, asthma, gallstones and heart disease. In addition, this plant is often used with open wounds, hair loss and various skin diseases. Another worth noting restorative properties of nettle: it is significantly increases the body's resistance to toxins, harmful bacteria and even radiation. Also this plant strengthens the immune system.

Absolutely all of the plant contain chlorophyll. however, in the nettles he was especially a lot. A substance that has a tonic and stimulating effect on the body, and increases metabolism. In addition, the chlorophyll increases tone of the intestines, improves the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Thanks to this substance nettle promotes a fairly rapid healing and tissue regeneration .

Nettle is able to release the body from diseases such as night blindness, rickets, scurvy and others. Let's not forget that the juice of this plant contains a glycoside artizen, antonenkova acid, calcium, potassium, and protoporphyrin. All these substances are necessary for normal functioning of the human body.

Nettles can be used as a inside (the tinctures) and topically using compresses.

Take two-three tablespoons of nettle and pour them in boiling water (0.5 liters). Then let the liquid stand as it should be. The resulting tool will help to cope with anemia, hepatitis and asthenia .

Pyelonephritis and bronchitis  Throw 50 grams of nettle flowers per liter of boiled water and take 0.25-0.3 liters three times a day.

The juice of the plant will help for vitamin deficiency. Enough to take him two to three teaspoons several times a day.

You can also fill with water 3 grams the seed powder of this plant and take the liquid three or four times a day bronchitis or kidney stones .

Drugs, in the preparation of which use nettles have hemostatic properties thanks to vitamin K. It stimulates the production of prothrombin one of the most important substances that contribute to blood clotting. So in case of excessive bleeding it is recommended to take 40-50 drops of liquid extract of nettle.

As you can see, medicinal properties of nettles can be a very long list. In conclusion it can be noted that a set of substances contained in this plant makes nettles a valuable raw material for various drugs .