Does Stinging Nettle Increase Testosterone?

The extracts derived from the leaves and root of stinging nettle plant are popular in body building these days because they seem to have testosterone benefits. So, does stinging nettle really boost testosterone? Although the evidence is mixed, initial research confirms that it can lower sex-hormone binding globulin (SHBG), a protein that binds to and transports testosterone and estrogen, and possibly increase prostate health. Continue reading Does Stinging Nettle Increase Testosterone?

Does Stinging Nettle Help Grow Hair?

nettle-weed-picturesMany of you may have heard of the benefits of nettle leaf for hair. However, chances are that you may be lost in different views from different beauty gurus. While some of them advise caution in use of it as currently there is no clinical trials for such claim, more argue that stinging nettle, available in the forms of teas, tablets, extract, liquid, tincture, etc., can help combat hair loss, promote hair growth, and get rid of dandruff. Continue reading Does Stinging Nettle Help Grow Hair?

Health Benefits of Stinging Nettle Leaf

urtica-dioicaAs an annoying garden weed, stinging nettle tends to give you an accidental painful bite. In short, to many of you this is simply a nuisance. However, you may not know that its young leaves can be eaten as a cooked vegetable as they are rich in protein, iron and minerals. What’s more, medically its leaves, stems, and sometimes the roots can offer numerous health benefits. Today, it is available in the forms of tea, tincture, capsule to treat a variety of health problems in both a homeopathic remedy and an herbal treatment. Continue reading Health Benefits of Stinging Nettle Leaf