Hey all you crafty people out there! I’ve got the perfect idea for you! Nettle leaf!! This herb is the perfect one to use in all of your new projects! T has so many wonderful uses, being most well-known for its culinary and medicinal purposes, it can also be used for bath and body products, soap making, skin care, and even hair care! Did you know that nettle leaf can even be used to make clothing? During World War II, the Germans actually made their uniforms using nettle leaf. Archaeologists have even found perfectly preserved clothing made with nettle leaves dating back to over 2,000 years ago in China! How cool is that?
Common bath and body products that can include nettle leaf are shampoos and conditioners, lip balms, massage oils, soaps, creams, lotions, ointments, natural foot treatments, face masks, scrubs, bath bombs, facial toners, and bath tea. There are many amazing benefits for your skin when you use nettle leaves! Nettle leaf works to treat any burns you may have, and reduce any scarring from the burns, and it also cleanses oily skin. The leaves can be used to treat many skin conditions like eczema, chicken pox, insect bites, and acne, as well as working to fight the signs of aging. Even your hair can benefit from nettle leaves! They work to make the hair healthy by treating and preventing dandruff and helping to stop hair loss. They not only stop the hair loss, but also work to thicken hair as well as promoting new hair growth.
There are many fantastic medicinal benefits to using nettle leaf as well. It can be used to treat many various conditions including bronchitis, hypertension, colds, osteoarthritis, irritable bladder, diarrhea, dysentery, diabetes, painful or frequent urination, gout, rheumatism, asthma, hay fever, the flu, arthritis, inflammation, congestion, urinary tract infections, and even cancer. Specifically for men, nettle leaves can be used to treat many prostate conditions especially Benign Prostate Hyperplasia, or an enlarged prostate. The leaves work to treat and reduce BPH, as well as stopping cell growth around the area. For women, Native Americans used nettle leaves to aid in pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing. Women can also use the leaves to fight anemia and fatigue, and it also works to keep hormone levels balanced. Many internal bleeding problems can be treated using nettle leaves including vaginal bleeding, stomach and lung bleeding, and even nose bleeds.
Did you know that in the UK, there is an annual World Nettle Eating Championship? The competitors in the contest actually compete just to eat as much of the raw plant as possible! Here at Nature’s Garden, we sell nettle leaves and nettle leaf powder for external use only! Please don’t take this blog as medical advice, it is only for educational purposes! But do make sure to try out our wonderful free recipe for our Christmas Wreath Fire Starters, they are actually made with our nettle leaves! Are you still curious about this great herb? Then go check out even more nettle leaf uses in our free Nettle Leaf Class! And while we’re on that subject, go check out all the rest of our great free recipes and classes as well! Enjoy all of these amazing products, and keep watching for more Enlightened by Layla!