A. VOGEL Stinging Nettle Ortie
Traditionally used as a diuretic aid to help increase urine volume and flow, and to irrigate the urinary tract. Helps reduce symptons of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Stinging Nettle increases urination, which is useful in cases of UTI (urinary tract infection). The plant also helps to reduce symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Furthermore, it helps to flush out materials that may develop into kidney stones, and can be combined very well with the traditional diuretic plants, dandelion and goldenrod.
Each 25–drop dose contains:
Fresh wild Stinging Nettle herb (Urtica dioica) tincture,
aerial parts, (ratio: 1:1.5) ...0.676 mL,
equivalent to 450 mg herb.
1 mL of tincture contains 0.5 mL alcohol (ethanol).
1 mL = 37 drops. Dropper included.
Adults: Take 25 drops with water, 3 times daily, 15 minutes before meals. Insalivate before swallowing.
Duration: For prolonged use, consult a healthcare practitioner.
Stinging Nettle, rich in nutrients, is often compared to spinach. It is a good source of chlorophyll, minerals (particularly iron and soluble silica) and vitamins. From a pharmacological point of view, Stinging Nettle is most disconcerting. It contains a variety of acids (formic, silicic, threonic, etc.), amines (acetylcholine, choline, serotonine, histamine, etc.), flavonoids, etc. However, none of these molecules explain its beneficial effects. According to a reference, a polysaccharide fraction (not yet chemically identified) would be responsible for the anti-inflammatory effect and a polypeptide fraction or lectine for its immune effect.(5) But, these fractions have not been characterized and no other researchers have confirmed this data. Stinging Nettle promotes uric acid elimination and red blood cell production. Although its active principles are still unknown, Stinging Nettles activity is very well documented.
The German Commission E acknowledges the following uses for Stinging Nettle leaf and whole plant (as opposed to the root): as supportive therapy for rheumatic ailments, as irrigation therapy for inflammatory diseases of the lower urinary tract and prevention and treatment of kidney stones.