Nettle root (Urticae folium)
The Latin name for Great Nettle is Urtica dioica and comes from the words uro (I burn) and dioica (two houses). The first refers to the stinging character of the plant and the latter refers to the separation of male and female plants (plants have male or female flowers). The roots contain polysaccharides, a lectin (UDA), phenols and sterols including glycosided. Nettle is rich in vitamins A, C and K and several minerals: iron, calcium, chromium, copper, chlorine, magnesium, potassium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, silicon, sodium, sulfur and zinc.
Nettle root (Urtica dioica) is a powerful plant that can be used versatile. The root and leaves have different uses. Nettle root extract can be used for:
- maintaining good prostate function *
- for extra energy*
(provisionally) authorised claims by EFSA*:
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