Nettle Nettle (Urtica dioica) is also called stinging nettle. It's from Europe and Asia.  The nettle plant's fine hairs contain a chemical. This chemical causes skin irritation and pain when it comes in contact with skin, thus the name "stinging nettle."

Anti-inflammatory Stinging nettle has anti-inflammatory properties which can help alleviate pain. Some 2013 research shows that there are many plant foods that are anti-inflammatory, including nettle.

Metabolic Support Metabolic issues (heart, blood sugar, thyroid, etc.) are increasingly common today. According to research, nettle may be helpful in supporting metabolic health.

Anti-microbial Traditionally, nettle is used topically on wounds and it looks like science backs this up. Nettle demonstrated strong antimicrobial activity against a wide spectrum of bacteria according to a 2018 review.

Women’s Health There isn’t a lot of scientific data on how nettle can help women’s health. But since nettle is so high in a variety of nutrients, it makes sense that it has been long used in pregnancy tea to help support pregnancy nutritionally.

Nettle helps prostate health. It's used for benign prostatic hyperplasia in Europe (BPH). It reduces urinary flow, incomplete bladder emptying, and post-urination dripping.

Hair and Scalp Health One of nettle’s most famous uses is in supporting hair and scalp health. It’s thought that the appearance of an herb gives an indication as to how it can be useful to the body.

Allergy Support Nettle is often used to help with hay fever and other mild allergies. Researchers found that nettle worked better than a placebo for people suffering from allergic rhinitis (hay fever).