Useful properties of nettle
Folk Remedies / / August 12, 2017
healing properties of nettle are well understood and do not cause doubt.Its leaves contain carotene, vitamin B, K, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), various carotenoids, formic acid, pantothenic, gallusovaya acid glycoside urtitsin, trace elements (iron, calcium, potassium, vanadium, chromium, manganese, copper, molybdenum,barium, aluminum, sulfur), histamine, and chlorophyll, tannins, flavonoids, volatile, violoksantin, xanthophylls, xanthophyll epoxide.
established that, for example, content of ascorbic acid in nettles twice higher than generally recognized record holder - black currant and lemon .According to the content carotene nettle surpasses crops such as carrots, sorrel, sea buckthorn.Add the salad leaves nettle only 20 - and you will provide your body with a daily dose of carotene, which is especially important for the growing or the patient.
unlikely that our ancestors knew about the chemical composition of nettles, but from generation to generation passed on simple recipes cakes, porridges an
addition, nettle leaves contain very important vitamin K in an amount such that it can be used as a styptic.
Even in ancient Greece, Hippocrates and Dioscorides discovered this valuable quality plants to heal wounds and recommended the juice of fresh nettle.Vitamin K is responsible for blood clotting, in addition, acts as an anti-element.Therefore, nettle juice is used not only for external treatment of wounds, but also, very importantly, to stop internal bleeding complicated - lung, uterine, intestinal, renal.Especially widely hemostatic properties of nettle use in gynecology and obstetrics.
This amazing properties of plants are well known by our grandmothers.I remember how we, the children, breaking noses in blood, fled to my grandmother.She quickly tore nettle leaf, crumpling it folds into a tight little ball and puts us in the nostrils.Couple minutes - and again we ran to the river, forgetting that until recently was bleeding from the nose.And my grandmother often treated our downed knees bandages, soaked in the juice of the nettle.
Application nettle to treat wounds caused not only by the content of the K vitamin in it, but also by the presence of chlorophyll in pure form, which has a strong stimulant and tonic effect, but the main thing - promotes healing of damaged tissues.In general, chlorophyll improves metabolism, increases intestinal tonus, uterus, cardiovascular system and the respiratory center.Dedicated nettle chlorophyll commonly used in radiation therapy.
B vitamins in combination with vitamin E are responsible for the condition of the skin, hair and nails, promote healing of wounds and burns, prevent aging, spring fatigue, reduces the harmful effects of some antibiotics used in long-term treatment.
complex of vitamins and minerals contained in the nettles, you can use it as a restorative and therapeutic and preventive agent , stimulating metabolism, restoring the function of many organs.
Nettle is used in the fight against hypo-and avitaminosis, as a stimulant of the immune system.In particular, the silicon contained in the nettle and organic acids that stimulate the immune system, which provides control over tumor growth and allergic reactions that protect against the effects of radiation and toxins.
This plant has an antihistamine effect, anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects, gives good results in the prevention of allergies, as well as the treatment of allergic diseases such as urticaria, hay fever, allergic conjunctivitis, itchy dermatitis.
Eating nettles in food and as a medicinal product has a stimulating effect on carbohydrate and protein metabolism, which is important for the successful treatment of chronic diseases.
presence in nettles iron complex with the protein, supported by vitamins, allows the plant to combat anemia, as it promotes an increase in blood hemoglobin and red blood cells, and has a beneficial effect on carbohydrate metabolism.It is very important for the weakened organism diseases.The use of infusions and decoctions of nettle leaves to accelerate postoperative recovery, the wounded and burn patients.Avicenna recommended to clean and treat wounds chopped nettle leaves, mixed with vinegar.
established that nettle contains secretin, not only normalizes metabolism, but also stimulates the formation insulin.Therefore, diabetes is recommended in mild stage of the disease use drugs containing nettle extract to lower blood sugar.For diabetics it is important to take medications, including nettle, in order to stabilize vision.With nettle treating pancreatic diseases (chronic pancreatitis, tumors, cysts) which due to reduced insulin production organism.
Since ancient times, known choleretic and diuretic properties of nettles, so preparations from it are widely used in diseases of the kidneys, liver, and gall bladder, gastrointestinal tract.These properties nettle, and it contains active substances contribute to normalization of phytosterols prostate function.If we consider that, according to statistics, up to 85% of men suffer from BPH, women have increasingly entered into the diet of their families food dishes and infusions of nettle, vitamin teas.By the way, Ovid in his treatises pointed nettles as a key element for the preparation of "the elixir of love."The effect of this weed potency is enhanced by the fact that it includes not only phytosterols, and vitamins E and B, which enhance the effectiveness of these elements.
nettle leaf is part of the digestive, laxative and multivitamin fees.In contrast to the official medicine, folk medicine nettle is more widely used.Its extracts are taking for gout, rheumatism, diseases of the kidneys and bladder, liver and gall bladder, pulmonary tuberculosis, colds and bronchitis, gastritis, duodenal ulcer, hemorrhoids, metabolic disorders, neurasthenia, epilepsy, atherosclerosis.Preparations from nettle occupy an important place in the treatment of gynecological and skin diseases.
Nettle is widely used in official medicine in Germany .Bulgarian experts shared the view of the good hemostatic properties of nettles, and its favorable effects on metabolic processes.They recommend taking infusion with anemia, arteriosclerosis, rheumatism, diseases of the biliary tract and liver, hemorrhoids, constipation, digestive disorders, and also used as a means of stimulating the release of milk in nursing mothers.
not a sin to remember that in the XVIII century G. Sobolewski wrote: «herb nettle has the power mochegonitelnuyu, Cleaning, otkryvatelnuyu and tenacious.It is served in a broth of cough, tuberculosis, hemoptysis, bloody vomiting, bloody urine, excessive flow of women and cables from zheltushnitsy.Root, boiled in sugar, from the chronic cough podsoblyaet outside nettles gradually beat of the body, paralysis and senseless obsessive, sometimes arthritic, with great success. "