Updated: Apr 11
Welcome to my new video series, "An introduction to..." This is episode one and today were looking at our faithful plant ally, the Nettle.
Nettles are generally a safe herb. They have been eaten as a food for millennia.
If taking in a medicinal form, caution should be applied if already taking diuretics, antihypertensives or diabetic drugs as they may potentiate their action.
The use of herbs is a time-honored approach to strengthening the body and treating disease. However, herbs can trigger side effects, and can interact with other herbs, supplements, or medications.
For these reasons, you should always consult with a medical herbalist before consuming herbs, especially if already taking orthodox medication