Nettle Leaf is recognized as an excellent hair conditioner, skin conditioner, and astringent. It also has properties linked to diminishing dandruff and is commonly used to add gloss and shine to hair. Traditional herbalists believe that nettle can bring back the natural color of hair and even promote hair regrowth.
Nettle herb is also shown to be effective against hay fever, asthma and skin problems caused by allergies and insect bites.While the therapeutic value of nettle leaf extract is accepted for some inflammatory medical conditions and is considered an anti-allergenic.
While nettle extract is considered safe and non-irritating, contact with spines on the stems and leaves of the actual plant causes the release of substances that can cause itching and dermatitis. Ironicaly, nettle juice is an excellent antidote for nettle stings.
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