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Please note that we do not give medical advice. All information on this website regarding medical benefits of nettle tea and nettle products is for information purposes only.

The benefits of nettle tea have been widely documented over the years. If you are intending to start drinking nettle tea for medical purposes, please thoroughly research first and seek professional medical advice if required.


Q. What benefits do you get from drinking nettle tea?
A. Stinging nettle enhances the immune system, circulation, joint and muscle pain, asthma, eczema, dandruff and much much more. It is also used to treat anaemia, excessive menstruation, haemorrhoids and skin complaints. Stinging nettle is also said to enhance responses of the immune system and reduces inflammation and the pain and stiffness of arthritis and other similar conditions. It is also said to be a great anti-histamine
Externally it has been used to improve the appearance of the hair, and is said to be a remedy against oily hair and dandruff. 

Q. Should I seek medical advice before drinking nettle leaf tea?
A. When taking any herbal supplements you should seek advice from your doctor first to make sure they will not counteract with your medicine. Fortunately, drinking Nettle in the form of tea does not have any negative side effects when drank in moderation - so you have nothing to worry about there.

Q. Should I drink nettle tea if I am trying to get pregnant or breast-feeding?
A. Although nettles and nettle tea are reputed to increase a mother's milk flow, it is not recommended for pregnant or nursing human mothers. Nettles and nettle tea can often regulate or even stimulate menstruation in many women, so if you want a baby, steer clear or talk to your doctor.

Q. How long has stinging nettle been used for health benefits?
A. Ancient Egyptians used nettle infusions to treat pain associated with arthritis and lumbago (lower back pain). Doctors in medieval Europe used it widely as a diuretic and to treat joint pain. Thanks to its rich vitamin and mineral content, traditional herbalists have used it to treat scurvy, anemia and lack of energy.

Q. What vitamins and minerals are found in stinging nettle
A. The bright-green leaves of stinging nettle reveal the high chlorophyll and iron content of the herb. Rich in minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, silicon, sulfur, copper, chromium, zinc, cobalt and phosphorus, as well as vitamins such as A, C, D, E and K, stinging nettle treats specific medical conditions and benefits a user's overall health.

Q. Will stinging nettle tea help my arthritis?
A. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, nettle tea can be used in the treatment of the pain of arthritis and gout.

Q. Is it true that nettle tea will help with water retention?
A. Nettle tea is a diuretic and can be used for urinary, bladder and kidney problems. For the same reason, nettle tea has been used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure

Q. Can I use nettle leaf topically?
A. Cooled nettle tea can also be used to treat dandruff and other mild scalp conditions. It has also been used to relieve pain for arthritis sufferers.

Q. Will drinking nettle tea to help my skin?
A. Anyone who is suffering from fiery skin problems such as acne can drink Nettle tea to reduce the blemishes.

Q. What does nettle tea taste like?
A. Nettle tea is very grassy in taste,but smoother and more interesting. Nettle tea was my favorite tea to have with lunch or dinner. It compliments savory dishes and even cheese sandwiches or a bag of chips (crisps in England) very well.

Q. Is it true stinging nettle leaf helps with hemorrhoids?
A. Another reported healing benefit of nettle tea is helping the body heal itself of hemorrhoids (called "piles" in England). One cup of tea - as well as taking over the counter painkillers - is said to help heal them faster.

Q. Why does stinging nettle help muscle and joint diseases?
A. It aids with muscle and joint diseases such as rheumatism, arthritis, tendonitis, due to its high calcium content.

Q. Is it true that nettle leaf helps strengthen nails?
A. You should drink this tea if you have broken or frail nails, as it is rich in iron and calcium

Q. How do you recommend I prepare my tea?

A. Here is a suggestion on how to prepare your tea:   Infuse 2 to 4g of dried leaves per cup of boiling water. Let it steep for 10 minutes and then take 3 times a day.  This nettle infusion should help you in cases of rheumatism, exhaustion, lack of appetite and prostate problems, acne and other skin afflictions.   This tea may be drunk hot or cold, sweetened and flavored with lemon.

Q. Does nettle leaf help intestinal disorders?
A. If you have intestinal disorders, nettle tea is recommended. It also helps with cases of dysentery, diarrhea, hemorrhoids and it is good for aiding the treatment of liver, bile and spleen diseases. It has a slight laxative effect, so best not to overdo it.

Q. Where does stinging nettle grow?
A. Stinging nettle is a flowering plant native to Europe, North Africa, Asia and North America.

Q. Is it true that stinging nettle leaf helps prostate problems?
A. In Germany, the Commission E (the German equivalent of the American Food and Drug Administration) has approved the use of stinging nettle for treating prostate enlargement, among other ailments. While studies have shown that the root of the plant is more effective for this application, nettle leaf tea can still be used with success.  For men suffering from a weak urine stream and frequent urination due to an enlarged prostate, nettle tea can help the condition by slowing the growth of prostate tissue. Reader’s Digest recommends drinking 1 to 2 cups daily as needed. However, make sure you consult a qualified medical practitioner first if you suspect you have an enlarged prostate.

Q. Will drinking stinging nettle tea help urinary tract infections?

A. The Commission E in Germany has also approved stinging nettle for the treatment of urinary tract infections. Drink freely as needed to improve urinary health.

Q. Does stinging nettle help anemia?

A. Stinging nettle leaves contain large amounts of iron, vitamin C and chlorophyll. These nutrients can help sufferers of iron-deficiency anemia, a disorder in which the red blood cells are reduced and sufficient oxygen is unable to be delivered to the body’s tissues. Nettle tea provides iron to promote the production of red blood cells.  Drink several cups of nettle tea per day if you suffer from anemia. Make sure to talk to your doctor first, particularly if you are taking any prescription blood pressure medications. Nettle can cause blood pressure to plummet to dangerous levels if taken in conjunction with many of these drugs.

Q. Should I drink nettle tea if I have high blood pressure?
A. Make sure to talk to your doctor first, particularly if you are taking any prescription blood pressure medications. Nettle can cause blood pressure to plummet to dangerous levels if taken in conjunction with many of these drugs.

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