Benefits of Nettle Leaf, Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)
Nettle Leaf is one of the most valued, respected & sought after medicinal herbs by herbalists. It is one if not the most nutrient dense herbs available. It also gently cleanses the body of metabolic wastes. It has a gentle, stimulating effect on the lymphatic system, enhancing the excretion of wastes through the kidneys.
*Nettle* is amazingly rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals, especially the critical trace minerals: anti-cancer selenium, immune-enhancing sulphur, memory-enhancing zinc, diabetes-chasing chromium, and bone-building boron. A quart of nettle infusion contains more than 1000 milligrams of calcium, 15000 IU of vitamin A, 760 milligrams of vitamin K, 10% protein, and lavish amounts of most B vitamins.But there is another factor which makes stinging nettle special, the fact that it has not been hybridized and still holds the same genetic composition as it has for thousands of years, since the first medicine men & women utilized this herb through their intuition and practice, their work still resonates across the weave of our existence within the ancient and eternal path of natural healing & herbal medicine.
Today, there are many fruits/herbs that through cultivation and human intervention changed their genetic structure and I believe that once we intervene and manipulate natural creation, we lose something. For example, most fruits today are as sweet as candy, full of sugars and fructose through hybridization, resulting in lower vitamin, mineral & phytonutrient content.
Throughout my healing journey, Nettle was one of the plant allies that guided my path in curing the incurable and restore health and vitality. I encapsulated Pure Nettle Leaf Powder in gelatin capsules and made my own pure herbal supplements. I used to take 4 '00' capsules every morning before hiking in nature, just this small amount provided me enough energy to get through a 2-hour hike and come back to commence my research.
Another method of preparation which I recommend for my clients is to create an overnight infusion. This provides more time to infuse all the constituents of this healing herb.
At The Apothecary Egypt, we source only wildcrafted Nettle Leaf, which means the plant is harvested from its natural habitat and grown on wild land rich in minerals and never exposed to any chemicals, glyphosate, or artificial fertilizers.