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NETTLE

GROTE BRANDNETEL, Urtica dioica
Parts used: Herb
Constituents: Flavonoids; quercitin, Amines; histamine, acetylcholine, serotonin, Tannins, Sterols, Carboxylic acids, Phenolic compounds, Lignans, lectins, amino acids, coumarins, glucoquinones, Vitamins and minerals, Vit K
 
Actions Indications
Diuretic Stimulates excretion of metabolic wastes, arthritis, osteoarthritis
Stimulant To circulation; encourages better perfusion of tissues/brain - gout
Anti-inflammatory Contains substances that increases cytokine levels, particularly TNF-a.
RA, allergic rhinitis, Crohn’s, MS, youth promoting, menorrhagia, prostatic hypertrophy, chronic cystitis
Alterative Eczema, cutaneous eruptions, esp. childhood eczema
Anti-haemorrhagic Haemoptysis, epistaxis, haemorrhoids, stomach haemorrhage
Hypoglycaemic Balances blood sugar levels
Nutritive Constipation, anaemia, degenerative and metabolic disorders
Galactagogue Stimulates lactation, strengthening in pregnancy
Amphoteric Oestrogen deficiency, menopause, pms, amenorrhoea
Hypertensive Hypotension. Also adrenal and thyroid deficiency
 
Herbal extract, 15-40mL per week
Energetics: Cool, dry, sweet, salty, bitter, astringent
Meridians: liver, spleen, bladder
Caution: fresh nettle causes allergic wheal and erythema, use nettle 30C or dock leaves
Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-a) is a so-called cytokine, a messenger protein involved in the regulation of inflammatory and immunological responses, increases with age
 
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