What are the properties of Nettle in supplements?

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The properties of Nettle

Common nettle (Urtica dioica) and dwarf nettle (Urtica urens) are plants from nettle family. Both strains of plant are characterised by effuse, serrated and heart-shaped leaves. Flowers, leaves, seeds and root of nettle are used to many types of therapy, because they contain various chemical compounds. Among others thanks to large quantity of nourishments this ingredient splendidly influences on stoppage of hair loss process which is confirmed by conducted researches. Nettle Leaf a natural source of easily absorbable vitamins and minerals, effectively strengthens hair, skin and nails.

Nettle leaf extract – has laboratory-confirmed anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It shows strong antioxidant and cleansing properties and neutralizes free radicals. Nettle inhibits the release of inflammatory prostaglandins COX-2, hinders the growth of bacteria and has a beneficial effect on skin by fighting diseases such as acne.Its antibacterial properties prevent the growth of both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, including E.coli.

Above ground parts-as a supportive therapy for rheumatic ailments (internally and externally). Internally, in irrigation therapy for inflammatory diseases of the lower urinary tract and prevention and treatment of kidney gravel.

Root-in symptomatic treatment of micturition disorders (dysuria, ollakiuria, nocturia, urine retention) in benign prostatic hyperplasia at stages I and II.
Clinical experiments have confirmed the utility of the herb as a haemostatic in uterine haemorrhage and bleeding from nose. The herb is also used in sciatica, rheumatism and palsy. The treatment for paralysis comprises slapping the patient with a bundle of twigs.

The urticating properties of the hairs are attributed to the presence of acetylcholine, histamine and 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT). A histamine-liberating enzyme is also present. Acetylcholine is present in the
leaves, rootlets, rhizomes and cortex in the ascending order of concentration. Histamine is not present in the underground parts of the plant. Its concentration in the leaves is about four times than that in the stem-cortex. Betaine and choline are present in the leaves.

The leaves gave flavonoids (including rutin), sterols, carotenoids, vitamins (including C, B group, K), minerals, plant phenolic acids. The coumarin scopoletin has been isolated from the flowers and the root.

Testosterone likes to bind itself to a protein called SHGB. But when it’s attached to protein, testosterone isn’t very useful. Research suggests that nettle leaf also binds to SHBG, leaving your testosterone free to circulate your bloodstream and do much more useful things like build muscle and boost your libido.

The leaf and root is contraindicated in kidney disease and pregnancy.



  • Genitourinary infections: cystitis, urethritis, prostatitis, pyelonephritis.
  • Kidney stones.
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia.
  • Whenever an increase of diuresis is necessary: edemas, oliguria, over weight with water retention, hyperuricemia, gout, hyperazotemia, edemas due to vein deficiency.
  • Arthralgia, bone and muscular rheumatism.
  • Anemia due to vitamin and mineral deficit, convalescence and asthenia.
  • Diabetes.
  • Hepatobiliary dyskinesia, cholecystitis, diarrhea.
  • Pancreatitis (enzymatic production is increased).
  • Skin conditions: acne, seborrheic dermatitis, etc.
  • Scalp disorders: dandruff, oily hair, hair loss, etc.
  • Stomatitis, pharyngitis.
  • Vulvovaginitis.
  • Hyperhidrosis.
  • Hemorrhoids.


Prostatitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia, post-operatory conditions of adenectomy.

The supplements containing Nettle


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Cellinea contains Nettle.
Cellinea is not a cosmetic product; it is a scientifically proven treatment for the underlying causes of cellulite in women. By balancing the harmful agents in your fat cells and enhancing the flexibility of ‘shearing points’ where fat cells abut connective tissue, Cellinea eliminates...

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Derminax contains Nettle.
Gels, creams and ointments are not effective because they fight symptoms not the cause. Derminax is different. It works from the inside. Derminax is a unique blend of natural ingredients which eliminates spots, blackheads, lumps, redness and blemishes caused by skin inflammation.

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Nonacne contains Nettle.
Nonacne is a completely natural supplement made exclusively from herbal ingredients. It is effective against acne, regardless of the nature of its origin. Thanks to Nonacne, you will finally regain a beautiful and healthy complexion!

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Profolan contains Nettle.
Profolan is a food supplement that contains innovative formula Grow3, which is a unique combination of field horsetail extract, nettle and l-cysteine. It is fully based on natural ingredients that successfully stimulate hair growth and preserve its natural colour.

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Impreskin contains Nettle.
Impreskin is a breakthrough product among the search for the perfect antioxidant. It has been formulated for women aged 35-65. Impreskin is natural facelift.

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Varicorin contains Nettle.
Varicorin is the ideal solution for people suffering from varicose veins, spider veins or swollen legs. The formula developed on the basis of the most effective ingredients available on the market allows the supplement to effectively support venous problems.

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Follixin contains Nettle.
More hair, fewer worries. Follixin - the best choice of yours. The ingredients of Follixin have a complex activity. They work from the inside as well as from the outside, replenishing the necessary microelements needed for creating new hair and protecting them.

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TestoGen contains Nettle.
Natural Testosterone Booster Amazing Results. TestoGen contains natural ingredients to boost your testosterone easily and safely. As you get older, testosterone levels begin to fall and it becomes harder to perform at your best. Now you can do something about this safely and naturally.
Kidney Cleanse, 90 Veggie Caps (Now Foods)Kidney Cleanse, 90 Veggie Caps (Now Foods)

English version

Kidney Cleanse, 90 Veggie Caps (Now Foods) contains Nettle.
A healthy urinary tract is essential for maintaining the body's normal fluid balance and for cleansing the body of metabolic wastes. Botanicals such as Uva Ursi, Parsley Seed, Fennel, and Horsetail have a long history of use in the support of urinary tract health. Now Kidney Cleanse is a blend of...
Floradix, tabletki, 84 szt. / (Salus-haus)Floradix, tabletki, 84 szt. / (Salus-haus)

Polish version

Floradix, tabletki, 84 szt. / (Salus-haus) contains Nettle.
Floradix tabletki to suplement diety zawierający źródło organicznego żelaza, witamin B2,B6, B12, C oraz kwasu foliowego, które przyczyniają się do zmniejszenia uczucia zmęczenia i znużenia oraz utrzymania prawidłowego metabolizmu energetycznego.

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Nettle - References & External links

Nettle (Urtica Dioica)

TBS Ingredient ID (TBSI ID):
NameCommon Names
Urtica DioicaNettle Herb, Nettle Leaf, Nettle Root, Nettle Leaf Powder, Stinging Nettle, Nettle
Latin NameEMA
Urticae RadixUrticae Radix
Urticae FoliumUrticae Folium
Urticae HerbaUrticae Herba
Parts Used Medicinally:Whole Plant, Leaves, Root

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