Though pain makes us feel unpleasant – the feeling of pain is actually a good thing. Pain teaches you to be strong, but also pain tells you what you need to fear and run from. Imagine if there wasn’t the sensation of pain – we would burn or freeze to death!
And speaking about pain, a nettle touch burns like crazy throughout the whole day. Especially if the nettle is young and fresh, in early spring. That is due to the mixture of formic acid, histamines and other chemicals, who are to blame for the stinging and burning sensation.
Besides that, do you know that the nettle plant is extremely healthy and each part of this plant is used for cure for different kinds of problems.
- Nettle seeds are best for improving the strength of blood – this is due to the huge amount of iron they contain. Nettle seeds are recommended from a doctor to all patients who struggle with anemia. Nettle is proven to increase the number of the red blood cells in the blood plasma. And the dosage is really simple – a teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of nettle seeds!
- The stem and the leaf of the nettle are used for treating inflammation of the urinary tract and also act as a stimulation of the intestines and the bowel.
- Nettle tea is used for sleeping disorders, as well as stomach and menstrual cramps. Nettle tea regulates the blood pressure as well, because it acts as a diuretic, stimulating the bodily liquids to “flush out” of the organism and detoxify it
- Nettle homemade paste – treats acne and rushed skin. And it is simple to make – mix a boiled nettle (boiling takes out the stinging sensation) with a bit of water, just to add texture, and had a bit of honey. Apply it on the face and let it stay for half an hour before rinsing it off with warm water.