• Stinging Nettle – A great help for skin


    Stinging Nettle and Skin Care
    Stinging Nettle is a multi-beneficial plant which happens to be of great help in skin problems. Its iron content and various other nutrients make it one of the most valuable herbal remedies.
    It is a quite adaptable plant and grows in many places from sunny plains to shadowy humid areas; collecting stinging nettle is best done in late spring – early summer, when it is not in bloom. Though not a pleasant plant in its natural form, the stinging nettle is much appreciated for its benefits in the form of dried plant, tea, capsules, cooked or raw. The fresh leaves contain a large dose of antioxidants and vitamins.
    Internally, stinging nettle is a great tonic but also widely used in treatments for chronic disorders, and helps with digestive problems, blood pressure, kidney problems, blood and liver cleaning, tumors, cardiovascular disorders, immune deficiency, activation of metabolism etc.
    Its main properties are tonic, nutritive, stimulant, astringent, anti-allergenic, purifying, and anti-bacterial. This also makes the plant excellent for skin and hair care, very beneficial and efficient against acne and many other skin problems. Nettle’s stimulating effects have been made use of in hair products like shampoos and conditioners, as this plant helps regenerate hair, stimulates hair growth, restores original color and fights against dandruff and hair loss. In skincare, stinging nettle is appreciated for the nutrient, cleaning and purifying effects. It is a great astringent and dries out excess oil, it helps with problems like acne, eczema, insect bites and other conditions. Beneficial elements include flavonoids, minerals, vitamin C and vitamin A. Toners and face cleaning lotions based on nettle are recommended for those with normal to oily complexion, dull skin tone, premature aging and other skin problems associated with environmental aging.

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