What Is Nettle Leaf?
The plant grows to its full potential of around 1 to 2m during summers and has widely spread bright yellow rhizomes and stolon. The plant has a very fine, thin hair around its stem and leaves, which are painful to touch and sting badly. That is where the name stinging nettle comes from. But once you look beyond the stinging, the nettle leaf is chock full of nutrients and can give your body a ‘sting’ of good health!
So, how does nettle leaf do so much for our health? It does so with the help of nutrients that fill it!
- Stinging Nettle is rich in Vitamin A, C, D and K.
- It is also rich in Vitamin B.
- It is a good source of iron, potassium, manganese, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, silica, iodine, silicon, sodium, and sulfur.
- It has high amount of proteins and amino acids.
- It has low calorie and fat count.
- It is a good source of chlorophyll and tannin.
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