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Vitacost Stinging Nettle Leaf -- 480 mg - 100 Capsules


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Vitacost Stinging Nettle Leaf Description

Natural plant extract with long history of use for health purposes.


What is Stinging nettle?


Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) is a flowering plant with leaves and stems covered in bristly hairs that cause a painful “stinging” sensation when touched. The hairs release chemicals, including histamine, as part of the plant’s natural defense mechanisms.

 

Throughout history, stinging nettle has been used for various purposes. Native Americans used the plant’s fibers to make rope, and boiled the roots and leaves for food. It was also used as a folk remedy for joint health and seasonal challenges.

 

 

What are the key benefits of Vitacost® Stinging Nettle Leaf?

  • Contains vitamins A and C, and minerals potassium, calcium and manganese
  • Contains antioxidant flavonols, phytosterols, lignans and more
  • Used in Germany and other countries for prostate health support
  • Has been studied for its effects on joint health, prostate health and the body’s natural inflammatory response*

Vitacost® Stinging Nettle Leaf is a targeted wellness solution - just for you.

  • Supplies 480 mg of stinging nettle per single-capsule serving
  • Higher milligram-per-capsule amount than most other brands
  • Contains 100 servings per bottle
  • Great value compared to other brands!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to natural variations in the stinging nettle plant, the color of these capsules may vary from a brownish-green to a slightly darker, olive shade of green.

 

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Directions

As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule daily with food or as directed by a healthcare professional.

 

Keep dry and at room temperature (59°-86°F [15°-30°C]).

Free Of
Milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, crustacean shellfish, fish, soy, gluten, titanium dioxide.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings per Container: 100
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)(leaf)480 mg*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, vegetable magnesiuim stearate and rice flour.
Warnings

Pregnant or lactating women, those with diabetes, hypoglycemics, and people with known medical conditions and/or taking drugs, should consult with a licensed physician and/or pharmacist prior to taking dietary supplements. Keep out of reach of children.

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Think herbs, and the dozen in your kitchen cabinet come to mind. But there are hundreds, if not thousands, beyond basil that can do good things for you. Flat-lay View of Medicinal Herbs, Including Chickweed, Dandelion and Nettle | Vitacost.com/Blog“Plants transform the nutrients in the earth into substances that our bodies can utilize,” says Brigitte Mars, who has authored numerous books on herbs, including The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine and Healing Herbal Teas. Take minerals, for example. They come mainly from rocks, soil and water. In turn, minerals end up in plants (and animals that eat plants). You're not going to eat rocks or soil, so you gain access to those minerals through the plants or animals you eat. Of course, different herbs have different properties and different chemical constituents, Mars notes. That means each herb offers its own suite of benefits. For example, horseradish dilates the bronchial tubes and can help with asthma, Mars says. “When you have wasabi, you feel all of the sudden, Wow I can breathe more deeply—you don't need to go in a lab to know that really did something.” And raspberry leaf—high in calcium, magnesium and iron—can help regulate menstrual cycles and ease perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms. The list goes on. What's more, “different parts of the plants target different parts of the body,” Mars says. And certain herbs are best consumed or prepared certain ways: You might eat some herbs whole (oregano leaves on spaghetti, for example), steep others in water that varies from cold to boiling (pro tip: leaves with essential oils shouldn't be boiled or you’ll lose those oils) and create ointments out of yet other herbs. Be sure to keep safety front and center as you explore: If you want to try an herb you've never had, first consult at least three reputable books on herbs, Mars recommends. For example, black cohosh can help with hot flashes and anxiety, “but it's also an herb that should not be used by pregnant women,” she says. It doesn't matter much if you use fresh or dried herbs, as far as benefits go, Mars says. “Really, all you're getting rid of is the water weight, if they're dried properly,” Mars says. In turn, cooking with fresh herbs will add moisture to your dish, whereas dried herbs won’t. Curious about herbs beyond your common go-tos? Three of Mars's favorites:

1. Chickweed

Nature's Answer Chickweed | Vitacost.com/Blog As its name says, this is a weed, but to a beneficial end. “The plants that survive adversity … you have to give them credit,” Mars says. “They are survivors; they are going to help us be survivors.” Chickweed is high in lecithin and has phosphorus, calcium, copper and zinc. It helps with brain function and is used to help skin conditions such as acne and eczema. Add it to juices, salads and soups, she says.

2. Dandelion

Nature's Herbs Dandelion Root | Vitacost.com/Blog Yep, this is the aggressive yellow-flowered bugger that pops up in grass the land over. Dandelion leaves are very nutritious, Mars says, high in vitamins A and K. “Wouldn't it be great to make a salad from something that was growing five minutes ago rather than romaine shipped in days ago from California?” Dandelions roots are anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic, and they're good for the liver and for depression, she says. Dandelion flowers are high in lutein, which is good for our eyes. “The herbs people consider weeds are some of the best,” Mars says. “It doesn't have to come from the high regions of Tibet to medicinal.”

3. Nettle

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