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7 Amazing Reasons you should be using Wild Stinging Nettle

Wild Stinging Nettle Elixir

BOOSTS WOMEN’S HEALTH

Stinging nettles contain loads of essential nutrients. Nettles can help support a healthy pregnancy, boost milk supply in lactating women, as well as, help prevent urinary tract infections.
Stinging nettles also help regulate hormones during women’s monthly cycle and can help ease menopausal symptoms. They contain astringent properties that help reduce cramps and bloating related to menstruation, as well as having coagulant properties that help to prevent excessive bleeding.

AIDS SKIN AND BONE HEALTH
Stinging nettles contain anti-histamine, antibacterial and and anti-inflammatory properties. These three properties help fight against conditions such as, acne, eczema and other skin issues.
Stinging nettles contain protein, flavonoids, and amino acids as well as the minerals iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and calcium. These nutrients help keep your bones strong and healthy. Stinging nettles also contain large amounts of vitamin K. Vitamin K helps increase bone mineral density which helps lower the risk of bone fractures.
High levels of boron are also found in stinging nettle leaves. Boron is used in the body to regulate calcium levels. Because of this, stinging nettles can help delay the onset of osteoporosis.

HELPS RELIEVE SEASONAL ALLERGIES
Stinging nettles are known to help reduce allergic reactions as well as, help prevent and cure asthma.
Stinging nettles contain anti-histamine properties which can help relieve symptoms of hay fever and hives, as well as, insect bites and stings.

NATURAL PAIN RELIEVER FOR JOINTS
Inflammation can cause a lot of discomfort and pain, especially in the hands, knees, hips and spine. Because of the anti-inflammatory properties present in stinging nettles, this herb may help relieve pain in these joints.
Stinging nettle is used for treating arthritis, osteoarthritis and inflammation caused by injury.

HIGH IN ANTIOXIDANTS
Stinging nettles contain the antioxidants polyphenols and carotenoids. These two antioxidants work together to protect the body against oxidative stress.
High levels of oxidative stress for prolonged amounts of time can have detrimental effects on the body. Cancer, inflammation and weakened immune function can occur when the body is not able to rid itself of excess oxidative stress.

HELPS THE BODY DETOX
Stinging nettles support the body’s ability to detox itself by promoting urine flow. This helps the body flush out toxins while allowing the body to remineralize itself. Stinging nettles are a safe, gentle way to detox the body.
Stinging nettles also help to soothe and prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs) by flushing the kidneys and bladder.

HELPS CONTROL BLOOD PRESSURE
Stinging nettles contain the minerals potassium and magnesium which both work together to help lower blood pressure. Lowering blood pressure can lower your risk of heart disease, stroke and other diseases.
Potassium helps lower blood pressure by helping the kidneys release excess sodium through excretion. Potassium also helps the blood vessel walls relax, relieving tension making the blood vessels easier to travel through.
Magnesium, like potassium, helps relax blood vessels and improve blood flow. This mineral also helps to regulate calcium levels in the blood by dissolving excess calcium. This is important because excess calcium in the blood can harden your blood vessels, create kidney stones and weaken your bones.

Borrowed from harmonymeadowhomestead

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