Nettle can be commonly found around the British Isles and is known to stimulate the lymph system to boost immunity. It is used to reduce inflammation and minimize skin problems, such as skin eruptions and allergies. It contains high levels of iron, vitamin C, magnesium and other key nutrients. It can be used to treat dandruff, reduce oilyness and stimulate the scalp. Hippocrates (460-377 BC) reported 61 remedies using nettle. The Greeks used it extensively for many illnesses and wounds, such as nose blleds, pneumonia, asthma and sores. The Romans used urtification on tired legs after marching long distances to revive them. During the Dark Ages nettles were used to cure shingles and gastro issues. During the 16th Century nettles’ skin healing properties were discovered by John Gerard. It can be used internally (via tea) or externally for healing properties but also on clothes and beds.
Why Tabitha includes it
Nettle is known as “nature’s hair conditioner” and is believed to add gloss and manageability to each, and every, hair strand.