Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia & urinary problems
Most commonly used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia, also known as an enlarged prostate, nettle root extract may provide relief from symptoms of this condition – increased urges to urinate, incomplete emptying of the bladder, painful urination, post urination dripping and reduced urinary flowIt is particularly benefical when taken in tandem with other medicinal herbs, such as saw palmetto.
Stinging nettle root extract has also been shown to slow or stop the spread of prostate cancer cells. The root of the plant is primarily used in connection with urinary issues, including lower urinary tract infections.
Nettle root extract is sometimes used to treat urinary tract infections and also to treat pain in the muscles and joints. Nettle leaf is most commonly used to treat osteoarthritis, allergies and hay fever. A 2013 issue of ‘Phytomedicine’ found that stinging nettle, including the root, helped reduce inflammation.