The main benefits of stinging nettles

Stinging nettles are a weed with quite a bad reputation, aside from the painful sting they can give you they are difficult to remove. They grow very quickly and have deep roots so can become a nuisance but they do have some great health benefits that many aren’t aware of.

We have listed the top 4 benefits from stinging nettles.

1. They contain heaps of nutrients. Stinging nettle leaves when consumed can provide you with several minerals, vitamins, fats, and amino acids and they act as antitoxins inside your body.

2. They potentially act as an anti-inflammatory. There has been some evidence to suggest they may reduce inflammation.

3. Could treat hay fever. There has been some research that suggests that stinging nettles are able to block histamine receptors.

4. May lower blood pressure. Stinging nettles were traditionally used to lower blood pressure however there is not enough research carried out to prove this yet.