A.Vogel Stinging Nettle Urtica Drops, formerly Urtica Tincture, contains flavonoids which have a diuretic action helping to alleviate nettle rash and other skin complaints. Stinging Nettle, Urtica dioca, increases the excretion of chlorides, uric acid and other acid metabolites from the body. The same cleansing action is of value in chronic skin conditions, especially the itchy skin complaints, where it also appears to possess an anti-allergic action. Menopausal women may also find Stinging Nettle to be helpful in reducing hot flushes and night sweats. Stinging Nettle is also nutritionally rich in many vitamins and minerals and is often considered to be an excellent blood tonic. Stinging Nettle has been used traditionally as a therapeutic herb for a myriad of health complaints ranging from the more serious to improving the appearance and quality of hair.
Stinging Nettle, has a well-known reputation for its sting when the skin touches the hairs and bristles on the leaves and stems. The name Urtica comes from the Latin verb urere, meaning 'to burn’. Interestingly when the fine hairs on the Urtica plant come into contact with a painful area of the body they can actually cause a decrease in the original pain! Alfred Vogel was one who advocated this treatment to a number of his patients.
Today A.Vogel is kinder and the aerial parts of Urtica plants are carefully harvested and manufactured twice yearly into a tincture.
- Made from freshly harvested Urtica dioica (stinging nettle) herb
- Organically grown
- Botanical food supplement
Find out more about Stinging Nettle Urtica Drops in Shabir Daya's (Victoria Health's pharmacist) article:
Directions: Adults: 20 drops twice daily in a little water. Children (2-12 years): 1 drop per year of age twice daily in a little water. This product is not recommended for children under 2 years of age.
Excessive use may interact with concurrent treatment for diabetes, high or low blood pressure. Not recommended whilst pregnant or breastfeeding except under the guidance of a healthcare professional.
Tinctures of organically grown fresh Urtica dioica (Stinging Nettle) leaves and root, extracted in alcohol (50% v/v ).
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