Nettle, also popularly called "stinging" or "strekava", has been used in Slavic and then Russian herbal medicine for more than one century. Moreover, the range of diseases, in the treatment of which the use of nettle leaves and seeds is effective, is very large.
What are nettle and its seeds useful for?
This plant contains a unique and huge range of vitamins. For example, ascorbic acid, vitamins K and B2, pantothenic acid, and many others. Nettle has very valuable properties in herbal medicine - diuretic, laxative, expectorant, anticonvulsant, relieving and others.
Nettle seed decoction is also effective in lowering blood sugar levels in humans.
For many years, lovers and adherents of traditional medicine have been using nettle and its parts in the treatment of dysentery, progressive dropsy, constipation, colds of various strengths, lung diseases, chronic hemorrhoids, rheumatism, gout and other diseases.
At a time when there were no effective drugs for progressive tuberculosis or consumption, infusions and decoctions of nettle were used and quite successfully. Then it was this plant that helped in the prevention and treatment of non-chronic or early tuberculosis. Moreover, buying nettles then, and even now, is not a very difficult matter.
In addition, nettle in terms of protein content in it is not inferior to some products, for example, legumes. It is also high in formic acid, tannins, flavonoids, lignins, and vitamins C and E.
Popular recipes from nettle seeds
In case of any cosmetic problems, girls are advised to prepare such a remedy: 150-200 grams of dried or fresh plant seeds must be poured with one liter of boiled water, and then add 1-2 tablespoons of honey to the resulting infusion. Then the mixture must be allowed to brew for an hour and strain. After performing all such procedures, the product can be used to wash the face, the whole body, and also as a hair balm.
Nettle is also effective for more serious hair conditions such as seborrhea. In this case, you need to pour 100-150 grams of seeds (preferably fresh ") with a liter of water and bring it to a boil. Then the mixture must be allowed to brew for half an hour, then strain the infusion and add 2 tablespoons of vinegar (4%) to it. The resulting product should be used as follows - apply it to the hair and rinse it with water every day for two weeks.
With profuse acne, boils on the body and other abscesses, you can use the following recipe: 15-20 grams should be brewed in a glass of boiled water and let the product stand for 20-30 minutes. The agent is used as follows - 1-2 tablespoons inside 1 time per day for 10-15 days.
According to herbalists, nettle seeds can also help with the occurrence of male diseases, which, unfortunately, are very common among the strong half of humanity at the present time. To cure such ailments, you need to brew green tea with a pinch of nettle seeds and drink it like an ordinary drink of this kind half an hour before the main meal.