Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) is a perennial herb that can grow for at least two years. It is native to Europe, Asia, North Africa, and North America. Stinging nettle serves as a nourishing and gentle detox herb. Moreover, it has a long history of use for modulating the body's inflammatory pathways and supporting upper respiratory tract health. During the first and second centuries, Greek doctors Dioscorides and Galen documented the use of nettle leaf for its diuretic, laxative, and respiratory disease treatment properties.
Stinging nettle has a traditional use in treating urinary tract issues and can also be consumed as food.
In Anatolia, it was named nettle due to the itching and redness caused by the formic acid in its content when it comes in contact with the skin.
Its chemical content includes various acids (carbonic, caffeic, chlorogenic, formic, citric acid), amines, acetyl choline, flavonoids and consists of inorganic structures.
In addition to the diuretic and anti-inflammatory effect of nettle, its effects on the relief of allergic rhinitis symptoms
There are clinical studies supporting it.
There is also clinical evidence supporting the effectiveness of root extracts in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
It is also widely used in cosmetics with its hair loss reducing effect.