MAST CELL STABILIZER
HEALTH CONDITION SUPPORT
BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA
(WITH SAW PALMETTO AND , PYGEUM AND PUMPKIN
HAIR / SCALP HEALTH
HAY FEVER (REDUCES PRODUCTION OF HISTAMINES)
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
“Stinging nettle has been used for hundreds of years to treat painful muscles and joints, eczema, arthritis, gout, and anemia. Today, many people use it to treat urinary problems during the early stages of an enlarged prostate (called benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH)”
PARTS OF PLANT USED:
LEAVES (ALLERGY, SUPPLEMENT, URINARY TRACT)
ROOTS (URINARY TRACT)
30 DAYS TO FULL EFFECTIVENESS
STANDARD INFUSION (TEA): 8 OUNCES,1-4 TIMES PER DAY (FOR KIDNEY HEALTH)
TINCTURE (LEAF): FOR ALLERGIES
TINCTURE (ROOT) FOR PROSTRATE
TINCTURE (SEED) FOR KIDNEYS
FORMS FOR USE:
CAN INTERFERE WITH BLOOD THINNERS- WARFARIN, CLOPIDOGREL, ASPIRIN
(COULD INCREASE THE STRENGTH OF) BETA BLOCKERS, CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKERS
RISK OF DEHYDRATION: FUROSEMIDE AND HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE
HYPOGLYCEMIA- DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT OR NURSING- NOT RECOMMENDED FOR DIABETICS
CONSULT A QUALIFIED PHYSICIAN BEFORE USING STINGING NETTLE
GROW YOUR OWN
Stinging nettle is a very useful plant with lots of health benefits. It can become invasive and is very painful to eradicate from the garden once it takes hold, so growing it in containers is a good solution.
Growing nettle in containers: Stinging nettle adapts well to containers. Stinging nettle can become invasive under the right growing conditions and it's a very painful plant to weed from unwanted places. Nettle plants are wind-pollinated and containers make it easier to keep an eye on the growth of the seed heads to prevent unwanted pollination. Containers make the nettle plants very portable when the need arises, such as a backyard barbecue where inquisitive small children
might come in contact with the nettle thorns.
Growing stinging nettle from seeds: Nettle seeds are small (about the size of a pin head) and while the seeds germinate quickly, the plants take a while to grow when started indoors. Our nettle crop was started indoors about 8 weeks before the last frost, but the nettle doesn't seem to like the artificial light and it took over five weeks until the seedlings were tall enough (2"+-) to transplant outdoors. Once they were outdoors in natural light however, it only took three weeks to go from a 2" seedling to a stinging plant over a foot tall. We're in Zone 5 with nighttime temps in the mid 40's, and daytime temps in the mid to upper 60's in the late spring/early summer planting season. All-Purpose fertilzer was added to the soil mix before transplanting the seedlings into the containers.
The containers are filled with 70% garden soil and 30% potting mix.
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