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Latin name : Urtica Dioica
Part : Leaves
Country : United States
Amount : 100 g or 454 g (1lb)
Properties : Antioxidant (slows down cellular aging), rich in minerals (iron organic Assimilable), light diuretic, considered as an adaptogen in Quebec (nourishes all systems). Tonic of the scalp, it allows you to stop hair loss. Make the hair brighter (does the same thing with animal hair). Very nourishing!
Precautions : It could interact with diuretic and hypotensive drugs. Avoid in the event of edema due to heart or kidney failure.
Plant powders' uses: In capsules, in food, in smoothie, in pastilles and energy balls, then externally (cosmetics, ointments, poultices). Unless exceptional, plant powders are not soluble in water, although several molecules they contain. For better results, it is preferable to extract these molecules in water, alcohol or in oil (certain molecules are fat -soluble). For more information, the Schools Flowers offers an introductory workshop and an à la carte course on the manufacture of therapeutic products.
We advise to consult a health professional before using medicinal plants, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or under medication.
Information on this website has not been assessed by Health Canada and does not replace the opinion of a health professional. She is only informative.