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Can Stinging Nettle Stop Baldness and Help Regrow Hair?


What Is Nettle Leaf?


Nettle leaf is a plant that can grow up to 2m tall during summer season. The plant has a very fine, thin hair around its stem and leaves, which can sting the human skin. That is why it is called stinging nettle. The nettle leaf is packed with nutrients that can benefit our health in so many ways.

Stinging Nettle is rich in Vitamins A, C, D and K. It is also rich in Vitamin B, which is an excellent hair growth promoter. It is a good source of iron, potassium, manganese, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, silica, iodine, silicon, sodium, and sulfur, and is rich with proteins and amino acids.

The Benefits of Nettle Leaf


Nettle leaf can help prevent common skin concerns such as Acne. Dried nettle leaves are usually used externally and topically for treating acne and other skin blemishes, like Rosacea. Nettle leaves can also be effective in treating skin diseases like eczema, insect bites and chicken pox.

Nettle leaves have anti-inflammatory properties and can be used for treating skin burns and reducing the burn scars.  This is a fantastic healing agent that has huge benefits for the skin.

Stinging nettle has pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it a good treatment for arthritic pain. It also treats other joint related diseases like rheumatism, gout, bursitis, and tendinitis. Nettle juice or nettle oil rubbed and massaged over the joints relieves the pain.




Amazingly, stinging nettle can act as a libido stimulant, as it increases testosterone level and also helps the body in retaining it for a longer period. So, expect a higher sex drive when taking nettle leaf.

Nettle leaf is also hugely beneficial to women too. It is not only effective for skin and hair, but also prevents and treats many female-related issues. Nettle helps in relieving PMS pain and strain, as well as menopausal pain. It is also known to help in easing labour and can be used by women to help with breastfeeding by increasing lactation.

Nettle leaf also benefits the human body by being a great source of antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. Nettle leaves are helpful in treating neurological disorders like sciatica and neuralgia, and it is also known as a spring tonic and improves blood circulation, as well as keeping the bloody sugar levels down.

Nettle leaf is also a good source of medicine, often used to treat minor illnesses like sore throat, flue and winter colds.

Nettle Leaf Benefits For Hair


Using stinging nettle is a very traditional treatment for combating baldness. Stinging nettle supplements and drinks can be consumed to treat hair loss, while a good scalp massage using nettle oil can help stimulate hair regrowth.

Nettle leaves are rich in silica and sulfur which help make the strands shiny and healthy. Rinsing hair with nettle extracts and water can result in the stimulation of follicles, and the restoration of natural hair colour.  Nettle leaf based shampoos have also shown to help reduce dandruff.

How To Use/Take Nettle Leaf for the Hair


Nettle leaf comes in a number of forms, but the most common three are: supplement (orally); Topical application (externally); Liquid (internally). You can actually use all three forms simultaneously, in order to combat hair loss.




Drinking nettle leaf as a tea can be hugely beneficial to your hair and your overall health. It is regarded as one of the most potent and effective herbal teas available.  The easiest and most convenient way to take nettle leaf would be to consume it, via the supplement. Nettle leaf supplements can be purchased cheap, and taken daily.  Many multi-vitamin hair supplements use nettle leaf as a key ingredient.


Some shampoos contain nettle leaf because of its many benefits to the hair. As already mentioned, nettle leaf in liquid form can help reduce dandruff and add shine and texture to the strands.

Does Nettle Leaf Have Any Side-Effects?


Nettle leaf can have side effects. However, the side-effects are often very minimal, and are directly related to its combination with other drugs, due to the way it can react. For example, nettle leaf is a powerful diuretic, which, if combined with other diuretic drugs can result in dehydration. Also, some studies have also shown that nettle leaf can interfere with the blood-thinning drugs and prevent them from treating blood clots.  It is very rare, but it can happen.

The plant is generally considered to be very safe and effective for the skin, hair and health, but it is always advised to speak to your doctor, nutritionist, or medical professional, before taking/using any herbal substance.





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