And what if there was one single plant that you could use every part of to support and promote great health?
Well, I’ve got news for you. From the leaves to the stems to the nettle root extract, you’re going to want to know about every part of the stinging nettle plant – and how it can help you maintain your best health.
Starting Above Ground
Since many of the health benefits of stinging nettle come from the leaves and stems rather than from nettle root extract, let’s start at the top and work our way down.
Joint pain – If you have occasional stiffness, or if the aches and pains in your joints is more long-term, nettle leaf can help. It helps support a healthy inflammatory response, which can in turn ease stiffness and swelling. Plus, it’s effective taken orally or applied topically to the joints in need.
Urinary health – Keeping your bladder and urinary tract healthy is key to overall health and wellbeing. Anyone who’s ever felt the burning, urgent discomfort understands! When taken with plenty of fluids, nettle can help maintain a healthy urinary tract so you don’t ever have to feel that particular burn again.
Kidney health – Along those lines, nettle can help with kidney health, as well. Your kidneys’ job is to help filter waste from your body. If those filters get clogged, the waste builds up and becomes a painful problem. But supplementing with nettle leaves and stems can help keep your kidneys clean and clear.
Digestion and gastrointestinal discomfort – Having tummy troubles recently? Been spending more time in bathroom than before? It may be time to look into a nettle supplement. Just about every aspect of your digestive system, from your tummy all the way through, can be eased and soothed by the addition of nettle.
Circulation and blood health – Every organ and cell in your body depends on getting the nutrients it needs – and those nutrients are carried in your blood. So your circulation has to be good and your blood has to be healthy. Good blood pressure numbers. Good blood sugar levels. All of it. Studies are incredibly promising that nettle promotes just that – all around blood health, from circulation on.
But Don’t Forget the Root
Which brings us to nettle root extract, because the root is healthy too!
Joint health – Yes, we talked about joint pain already, but nettle root extract can also promote and support joint health. So if you can’t find nettle leaves or stems, you don’t have to give up. Find some nettle root extract and help keep your joints moving smoothly.
Prostate health – Men, this one is especially for you. As you’ve gotten older, you may have realized that you aren’t sleeping through the night without having to get up and go to the bathroom. Maybe you’ve even started leaving the table, the meeting, the game, wherever at inopportune times because you couldn’t “hold it” any longer. Only to discover that you couldn’t completely empty your bladder once you made it the restroom. These are classic signs of an aging prostate – and nettle root extract can help. Because nettle root extract helps maintain prostate health, making it less urgent that you leave, so you stop missing out on your days, and can sleep through your nights.
How to Take Stinging Nettle
So now you’re sold on stinging nettle root extract and leaves. How are you supposed to get it?
Nettle root extract and the nettle root in general is one of the most versatile supplements around. It can be taken orally, in pill form, or as a tea. It can be used topically, in a cream or a tincture. And for prostate health, you can find it in Prostate Defense, our healthy prostate supplement.
If you want the leaves, or the nettle root extract, you have options. With stinging nettle, you can’t go wrong – whichever form works for you!