Stinging Nettle Remedy

Do you wonder how a stinging nettle remedy might be used and what ailments it might be useful for as a natural treatment either internally or externally?

Here are some ideas that you might find helpful.

Nettle Extract is useful for a whole range of health conditions including those relating to the blood, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, genitourinary tract system, glandular, inflammatory, liver, metabolism, respiratory system and skin.

The extract is simply added to infusions such as herbal teas, or with food. Please follow the maker's instructions for dosages.

More Information on Stinging Nettles

stinging nettlesMy apologies first of all for not posting for a while here at Alternative Remedies, but I've become so widely spread lately that it's getting hard to get round all my blogs like I used to be able to!

Still, at least when I do post, it's quality!

This time around, I want to re-visit an aspect of alternative health that I touched on almost two years ago and that involves the use of the humble stinging nettle.

To many, this invasive weed is something to be stamped out of one's garden, but to a true gardener, and us natural health aficionados, it is an all rounder that possesses many healing properties as well as being useful to the gardener as a compost activator and producer of liquid plant feed for free! But that's for another blog.

Lots to Tell

Plenty of people are finding this blog looking for a stinging nettle remedy and while my original post went some way into it, there is more to tell.

Of course that depends upon whether you're looking for a remedy that makes use of the stinging nettle in some way, or you're looking for a cure to the actual sting from the plant!

Well, I can tell you that while the sting from the plant is irritating in the extreme for a short while, it soon dies down of its own accord, although rubbing a dock leaf that you will often find growing nearby into the area of the sting will sooth it. Other remedies for the sting include vinegar (a great all round sting calming liquid), Aloe Vera or am infusion made from the nettle tops themselves!

So on to other uses for this incredible plant.

Of course, there is more information which you will find by visiting the older post on stinging nettles in this blog here: Natural Remedy Tips #12 Stinging Nettles for the rest of the info!

Dried Nettle Leaf

Here is another very good product: Dried nettle leaf has for centuries been used as a tonifier. When nettles leaves are carefully freeze dried, additional properties are preserved which are known to support the respiratory system.

In-vitro research of these constituents show partial inhibitory effects on the biosynthesis of arachidonic acid and leukotrienes.

Use to support respiratory and sinus health. be sure to drink plenty of pure water, avoid molds, pollen, and animal hair. Supplement with vitamins A and C with bioflavonoids for best results.

Ok, at the start of this post, I did say quality and not quantity. Right now I simply do not have time for one of my epic thousand word plus posts, so this smaller one will have to do just so that you know that I'm still here and this blog is still being updated!

Written by: Terry Didcott


Posted on Tue, 16 Jun 2009 in Remedies | 4 Comments

4 thoughts on "Stinging Nettle Remedy"

Terry says:
9 Dec 2010


The back is a tough place to wash in the shower and itching can just be your body telling you that you missed an area!

Or it could be you may be suffering from irritant contact dermatitis - this condition is caused due to an itchy reaction to perfumes, soaps, cosmetics, detergents etc.

It's best to find out what the cause is before jumping on a "remedy" as you can stop it in an instant when you discover and then remove the cause.

If you've tried everything and nothing seems to fix it, a little vinegar (white wine or cider vinegar is best) is actually very good at stopping an itch, if you can put up with the smell, which soon goes away. Watch out as it may sting a little at first, so try it on a very small area to make sure you don't get an adverse reaction.

If in doubt about anything concerning your health, you should consult your doctor.

Margaret Nyffeler says:
9 Dec 2010

I have an itchy back that drives me wild. Can't seem to find anything that will help. I read that stinging nettles capsules would do the job. Please advise.

Terry says:
25 Jun 2009

Luke, the juice is best bought from a herbalist store, although you can do it yourself using a juicing machine if you have one. The stinging nettle leaves have lots of uses, especially in making tea, soups and stews.

luke says:
21 Jun 2009

how do you get the juice and is there any remidies using the leaves?