Detox And The Benefits Of Nettle

by damien

You will find below a whole work of synthesis, on the benefits of the nettle in the case of a cure detox.It is, one of the plants impossible to circumvent for the detox.


The nettle is intimately linked to man in that it is present everywhere in the countryside, both in places where he walks and in those he once inhabited.It can be found along paths, on embankments, at the foot of walls, on rubble, in the middle of ruins and generally in abandoned places where plant life is reborn.

Simple and virtuous

If there is a medicinal plant that should be called "simple" it is indeed the nettle, whether it is the great nettle (Urtica dioïca) or the little nettle still called burning nettle (Urtica urens).

Simple and noble, virtuous, this is the nettle, our nettle, the one that has always fed many popular traditions and other grandmother remedies while being listed in the Codex of the French Pharmacopoeia since 1818.

Perennial, with a large stem bearing saw-like serrated leaves, dark green in colour, the nettle is bristling with hairs which are tiny pointed bulbs with silicified walls whose bulb contains formic acid with urticating properties.

Nettle soup

Medical materials from all periods and countries praise the value of flogging for relieving rheumatism.

It consists of whipping the painful area with a spray of fresh nettle (this is important: 12 hours after being cut, the nettle loses all its revulsive power, the hairs having become inactive).

But it is the nettle soup that attracts our attention, being part of the cultural heritage of the culinary traditions of our provinces.

Old cookbooks give several recipes where young nettle shoots are used alone or mixed with potatoes, watercress, sorrel, spinach, pumpkin, for the great pleasure of the family table.

Nettle soup is a wonderful symbol of the combination of the pleasant (taste) and the useful (health:DETOX), having a double culinary and therapeutic vocation.


  • Formic acid, acetic acid, gallic acid, folic acid.
  • Cholorophyll (in large quantities, nettle is a green food).
  • Beta-carotene, precursor to vitamin A.
  • Alpha-carotene, lutein, lycopene.
  • Vitamin C, Vitamins B2, B5 and B9.
  • Silica, Mucilage, Tannins.
  • Minerals: Iron, Sulphur, Potassium, Magnesium, Copper, Zinc, Calcium.

So many benefits!


The nettle is above all a powerful depurative which cleans the organism  in depth.

It is also strongly diuretic, stimulating the functioning of the kidneys, thus contributing to the processes of elimination.

Cholagogue and choleretic, the nettle activates the secretion of bile by the liver and its emergence in the duodenum, via the gall-bladder.

It also has an anti-inflammatory action, well known to rheumatic patients, but also very indicated when it comes to reabsorbing adipose tissues, especially in case of cellulitis, hence its integration in many anti-cellulite preparations (internal and external).

Finally, let us mention an indication that deserves the respect due to the nettle, addressed to what we hold most dear, our children.

In the past, in the countryside, when a child wetted the bed, his mother, at the evening meal, would prepare nettle fritters by incorporating it into a mixture of rye flour and honey.A recipe that makes sense, since herbalists recommend nettle for bedwetting.

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