The Stinging Nettle or Urtica dioica is a native of Europe and North America. Though spread all over the world today, not everyone knows about the amazing health benefits this plant has to offer.
The Nettle root is administered in the form of decoction or extract and is especially beneficial to men in many aspects. The recommended dosage is in the range of 1,000 to 1,500 mg per day.
It is used in the treatment of BPH or benign prostatic hyperplasia as the nettle root extract inhibits the prostrate growth hormone thus helping restore the ability to urinate normally. The same components prevent hair loss and promote hair growth in males and hence, many herbalists use it to treat male baldness conditions.
Nettle Root is also used in the treatment of LUPUS – an autoimmune disease that affects joints and all major organs in the body – quite effectively. It is a potent anti-arthritis remedy as well.
The Nettle root is a safe herb and can be taken daily over a prolonged period of time without worrying about any serious side effects.