The plant grows throughout summers to its full potential and is 1-2 m in height. It has yellow rhizomes and stolon and features thin hair around its stem and leaves. It can be painful and stingy to touch, but is full of nutrients.
Dried nettle leaves are utilized directly and topically to treat skin inflammation, acne and imperfections. Its extracts are likewise utilized as a skin tonic for oily, acne-prone skin as it not just aides in reducing skin breakouts, yet in addition does that without leaving any scars or imperfections behind.
Its leaves have astringent properties, which aides in treating skin problems like eczema, insect bites and chicken pox. A concentrate or an oil formula prepared using nettle leaves can be applied directly to treat eczema.
Its anti inflammatory properties can be used to treat burns and blisters and reducing its scars.
Drinking nettle leaf tea can cure many skin ailments like eczema. 2-3 cups of nettle tea per day will get rid of toxins thereby cleansing your body. Nettle leaf paste can be applied to reduce rashes.
Nettle is one of the oldest remedy for preventing hair loss. Its oil can be massaged into the scalp to stimulate hair growth. It also makes hair shinier and healthier. It can restore the natural color of the hair. Applying its oil mixed with coconut oil can get rid of the dandruff.
Its anti inflammatory properties help with the swelling of joints in case of arthritis, rheumatism, gout, bursitis, and tendinitis and other bone related problems. It has pain relieving properties which can be best used if it is applied directly in the form of an oil.
Stinging nettle is effective in treatment of BPH. It does not reduce the size of an enlarged prostate, but does help in treating the disease in the early stages. This herb helps in ceasing cell development and division around the region and help in enhancing prostate health.
Nettle helps in the treatment of urinary tract infections, bladder infections and other urinary problems caused due to kidney and bladder stones. It separates the stones into microscopic sizes and flushes them out with urine. It is additionally useful in treating diarrhoea and dysentry.
It is believed to get rid of allergies and food sensitivities if eaten before meals.