Nettle is one of the most useful of all herbal tonics. If you live in an area where this grows wild you can harvest it (with gloves) and dry it for use in tea, or boil it for use in soups and salads. Or you can use our supplement capsules.
Nettle has been used for centuries to treat allergy symptoms, particularly hayfever which is the most common allergy problem. Dr. Andrew Wiel M.D. author of Natural Health/ Natural Medicine says he knows of nothing more effective than nettle for allergy relief.
Decongestants, antihistamines, allergy shots and even prescription medications such as Allegra and Claritin treat only the symptoms of allergies and tend to lose effectiveness over a period of time. They can also cause drowsiness, dry sinuses, insomnia and high blood pressure. Nettle has none of these side effects. It can be used on a regular basis and has an impressive number of other benefits.
Nettle has been studied extensively and has shown promise in treating Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, asthma, baldness, bladder infections, bronchitis, bursitis, gingivitis, gout, hives, kidney stones, laryngitis, multiple sclerosis, PMS, prostate enlargement, sciatica, and tendinitis. This herb should be used for 30 days for full effects.