Urtica dioica (Nettle)

Medical Indication

Part of the plant which can be used

  • The flower, the leaves and the seeds.

Present in the market

  • Herbal tea.

Medical Use and Dosage – mode of administration

URTICA DIOICA is a very good remedy as diuretic. It is used as anti-inflammatory remedy, stimulant and antiviral.
In dealing with skin disorders is also very good as antifungal and anti-inflammatory. In reproductive system is also used as antifungal, acts as anti-prostatic, and treats menstrual problems.
An infusion of the plant is valuable in stemming internal bleeding, it is also used to treat anemia, hemorrhoids, arthritis, rheumatism and skin complaints, especially eczema;
Its tea is often used in the treatment of hay fever, arthritis, anemia.
The whole plant is antiasthmatic, antidandruff, astringent, depurative, diuretic, galactogogue, haemostatic, and hypoglycemic.
Furthermore, in digestive system is very useful in dealing with diarrhea, obesity and other gastric problems.
In all aforementioned health problems, it can be used in herbal tea and the suggested dosage is several times daily.

Combinations & Contraindications

There is no information.
It is contraindicated to be used during pregnancy without medical surveillance.

Recognized Ethnobotanical use

URTICA DIOICA is known as anti-inflammatory, stimulant, antiviral and astringent herbal remedy.

Dissemination & Use