Parts used-Flowers, leaves and roots
Actions and Uses: This herb acts as a diuretic, expectorant, pain reliever and tonic. Good for benign prostatic hyperplasia, anemia, arthritis, rheumatism, hay fever, other allergic orders and kidney problems. It improves goiter, inflammatory conditions and mucous conditions of the lungs. Used in hair care products, helps stimulate hair follicles and regulate scalp oil buildup.
Phytochemicals: Acetic acid, beta-carotene, betaine, caffeic acid, lecithin, lycopene, p-coumaric acid, scopoletin, calcium, copper, fatty acids, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sulfur, zinc, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, C, and E.
General Information: This is the stinging nettle that farmers despise, hikers hate and children learn to avoid. Herbalists around the world fall at the feet of this green goddess/green man herb. It is one of the superior tonic herbs. It is a vitamin and mineral factory. It activates the metabolism by strengthening and toning the entire system. It alleviates the symptoms of PMS and menopause, strengthen weak kidneys, essential for vitality and energy, helps liver problems and excellent for allergies and hay fever. All this and it tastes good, too! The leaves can be steamed as vegetables and used in omelettes and soups soups. One of the best and nourishing of herbal stimulates.