The burning effect of the nettle leaves is compensated in many ways by their beneficial effects on the body. In addition, the nettle root is even more positive . Both the subtracted and the above-ground part of the plant can be used as a means of complementary treatment of a number of inconspicuous problems.
Nettle leaves are popular with their anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving action in osteoarthritis and associated joints pain. In the treatment of arthritis, nettle leaves can be used along with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or even as an alternative. Their huge advantage is the absence of any side effects.
Studies have shown that compresses with nettle leaves in the area of inflamed and painful joints or muscles helps to reduce the pain. The same effect is shown by the nettle offal taken by mouth.
There is scientific evidence demonstrating the anti-inflammatory effect of nettle leaves and in the treatment of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis .
The underground parts of nettles have proven to relieve the manifestations of various urinary diseases, including prostate problems in men. Studies have shown that a nettle root treatment helps to normalize prostate size and eliminate concomitant symptoms such as frequent and difficult urination, urinary retention, pain and discomfort in the small pelvis, etc.The beneficial effect of nettle root on prostate problems is explained by the content of certain chemical compounds. They return the balance of male sex hormones .
It is believed that shifting this balance to dominating dihydrotestosterone versus testosterone leads to accumulation of the first in prostate cells. Thus, inflammatory processes are triggered, leading to swelling and swelling of the gland, and an increase in its size. Reducing levels of dihydrotestosterone under the influence of the substances in the root of the nettle helps to quickly normalize the size of the prostate.
Scientific studies have shown that the nettle root effect in the treatment of a benign prostate is comparable to that of the palm tree , the most popular herb used to treat this typical male problem.
Both the leaves and the root of the nettle act diuretically and stimulate the urine output. Therefore, they have been successfully used to help with the treatment of urinary tract infections (cystitis, urethritis, etc.) when more frequent urination helps to eject bacteria, colonize the urinary tract and provoke inflammation.