Mother Nature is amazing and has given us everything we need to keep ourselves healthy, we just need to know how to take advantage of it. There are plenty of health beneficial herbs and plants which can help us with many medical conditions or just keep us healthy in general.
The stinging nettle is one of the best and most health beneficial herbs in nature. It’s often neglected because of its stinging properties, but we need to use it more because it helps with a plethora of diseases. The entire plant has medicinal properties, so we can use the roots, the seed as well as the leaves. Nettle is rich in a number of nutrients. It has high amounts of calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamins C, A, B2 and K, carotenes, pantothenic acid and many others. Nettle is extremely effective for blood purification and increasing the red blood cells numbers. In traditional medicine it’s often used for many other conditions like regulating the blood sugar levels, treating liver, spleen and gall-bladder diseases, against gastric ulcers and spasms, for respiratory problems, viral and bacterial infections etc.
Nettle is also a very beneficial nutrient when it comes to hair care. It has amazing effects on the hair, it stops and prevents hair loss and stimulates hair growth. Nettle works well on every type of hair. If you wash your hair with nettle tea it will become healthier and thicker, it will grow faster and you’ll prevent hair loss.
Take four to five handfuls of fresh or dried nettle and pour 5 liters of water over them. Boil them on a low temperature until the water starts boiling. Let them simmer for 5 minutes and set it aside. Use this tea to wash your hair.
If you’re using nettle roots take one handful and put in in a pot with cold water. Leave it to soak during the night and bring it to boil the next morning. Leave it to simmer for 10 minutes and wash your hair with it. Always use a mild and soothing shampoo and conditioner and rinse your hair with nettle tea at the end.