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Stinging Nettle Tea Improves Prostate Health

Updated on July 1, 2011
The Stinging Nettle
The Stinging Nettle

Stinging nettle tea, although typically considered a pest due to the speed and density with which it grows, can be an effective remedy to a range of conditions.

Urtica dioica in Latin, stinging nettles occur in the northern hemisphere amidst the temperate climates of Europe and North America in the spring ad summer. Growing to approximately 1 – 2 metres high, they can be seen growing in just about any patch of soil that is not grazed on or maintained.

The harsh chemically administered sting for which stinging nettles have become infamous – although quite uncomfortable – is actually the source of its benefit as a medicinal herb. With the right treatments, stinging nettles can be used to treat a range of ailments, not least of which are Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) and improving prostate health in general. Though, to be properly effective, the stinging nettle must be treated correctly. Cue stinging nettle tea!

It must be pointed out though, that stinging nettle tea is not a cure for either prostate cancer or prostate health problems in general.

 It does however ease the symptoms associated with these conditions.

Make Your Own Stinging Nettle Tea!

You Are What You Eat

Incorporating the chemicals which give stinging nettles their benefit into your diet is an effective way to reduce the discomfort and disruption to your lifestyle associated with prostate health concerns.

The principal way in which stinging nettles can help BPH and prostate health in general is through stinging nettle tea.

Extremely simple to brew yourself, stinging nettle tea has been known to be effective in reducing the symptoms of reduced urinary flow, incomplete emptying of the bladder, post urination dripping, and the constant urge to urinate.

In particular, stinging nettles become particularly effective for the treatment of these conditions when combined with other herbal remedies.   

The Most Cost-Effect Prostate Medication

If you live in an area of the world where stinging nettles are present, you of course have the option of learning to brew your own stinging nettle tea. Aside from being an enjoyable activity in its own right, brewing your own stinging nettle tea costs your virtually nothing, and allows you to experiment with your own herbal blends to create your very own herbal medicine which is tailored to your needs and body.

The recipes for stinging nettle tea vary or every single person, though if you wish to go down the path of brewing your own stinging nettle tea, I have prepared a guide for you.

If you live in an area of the world where stinging nettles are not grown naturally, you either have the option of growing them yourself, or obtaining ready-made blends of stinging nettle tea. There are several stores on the internet which will provide this product. Alternatively, your local health food store, chemist or homeopath may sell the product.

Ultimately, the benefits to be derived from drinking stinging nettle tea far outweigh the cost of not doing so. As a side benefit, many users of stinging nettle tea report a generally increased feeling of wellbeing in their health.

If you’d like to learn more about the health benefits of stinging nettle tea, then check out the related links section below.

What has your experience been with using stinging nettle tea to help with the symptoms of BPH, or to increase general prostate health? Let us know in the comments section below (anonymity optional)...


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      Bobby Lynch 

      4 years ago from Vian, Oklahoma

      Awesome information.

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      Grace Sapia 

      5 years ago

      I would also like to add that my sister used the stinging nettle plant topically in the same way for rheumatoid arthritis (applying the fresh plant to the skin and allowing the plant to sting the skin). It gives instant pain relief. Although the relief is temporary, but it lasts for hours. I read that among other things, the plant actually "injects" serotonin into the body, which accounts for its pain relief. I always noticed feeling really calm and mellow after a "treatment."

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      Grace Sapia 

      5 years ago

      I got tremendous relief from using the stinging nettle plant on my arms and legs for peripheral neuropathy. Also, my mom used it topically for pain when she had cancer. It really helped when pain meds didn't. In both cases, the fresh plant was applied to the skin and allowed to sting the skin. The sting is not that bad and in cases of pain (like my mom's), you don't actually feel the sting, just relief. I read about these treatments in Maria Treben's book, Health through God's Pharmacy.

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      Ron M 

      6 years ago

      It's interesting that we fought this stinging nettle weed on our farm for years when I was a kid and now I use it for my allergies.

    • ilmdamaily profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from A forgotten corner of a dying empire. OK, it's Australia :-)

      No problem mquee - the more I learn about it, the more amazed I become! And to think, I used to just pull them out of the garden!

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      8 years ago from Columbia, SC

      This is a very informative hub. I have heard of this plant, but never knew about its medicinal potential. Thank you for sharing.


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