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Supplement Facts

As a dietary supplement, take one capsule daily.

Serving Size 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container 100
Amount Per Serving % DV
Nettle Leaves Powder (Urtica dioica) 500.00 mg **
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: Gelatin

No Sugar, No Starch, No Artificial Colors, No Artificial Flavors, No Preservative, No Sodium, No Wheat, No Gluten, No Corn, No Soy, No Dairy, Yeast Free.

Warning:

Consult your physician prior to using this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, under 18 years of age or have a medical condition. Discontinue use two weeks prior to surgery.

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

Distributed by: General Nutrition Corporation Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Health Notes

Nettle

Nettle
This nutrient has been used in connection with the following health goals
  • Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
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  • For an herb, supported by traditional use but minimal or no scientific evidence. For a supplement, little scientific support.

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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Dose: 120 mg of root extract (capsules or tablets) twice per day or 2 to 4 ml of tincture three times per day
A concentrated extract made from the roots of the nettle plant may increase urinary volume and flow rate in men with early-stage BPH.(more)
Osteoarthritis
Dose: Apply stinging nettle under the direction of a qualified healthcare practitioner
Stinging nettle has historically been used for joint pain and has been shown to be safe and effective for relieving the pain of osteoarthritis.(more)
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Nettle has been used historically as a treatment for arthritis. It is applied topically, with the intent of causing stings to relieve arthritis pain.(more)
Hay Fever
Dose: 0.5 to 8 grams daily
Taking nettle leaf may ease symptoms, including sneezing and itchy eyes.(more)
Urinary Tract Infection
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Nettle may relieve UTI symptoms by increasing urinary volume and helping to flush bacteria out of the urinary tract.(more)
Pregnancy and Postpartum Support
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Nettle leaf is rich in calcium and iron and is mildly diuretic. It enriches and increases the flow of breast milk and restores the mother's energy following childbirth.(more)
Breast-Feeding Support
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Stinging nettle enriches and increases the flow of breast milk and restores the mother's energy following childbirth.(more)
Pregnancy and Postpartum Support
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Nettle leaf is rich in calcium and iron and is mildly diuretic. It enriches and increases the flow of breast milk and restores the mother's energy following childbirth.(more)
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Dose: 120 mg of root extract (capsules or tablets) twice per day or 2 to 4 ml of tincture three times per day

In many parts of Europe, herbal supplements are considered standard medical treatment for BPH. Although herbs for BPH are available without prescription, men wishing to take them should be monitored by a physician.

A concentrated extract made from the roots of the nettle plant may increase urinary volume and the maximum flow rate of urine in men with early-stage BPH.1 It has been successfully combined with both saw palmetto and pygeum to treat BPH in double-blind trials.2 It has also been shown in a double-blind trial, when used by itself, to relieve symptoms of BPH and to improve disease severity.3 An appropriate amount appears to be 120 mg of nettle root extract (in capsules or tablets) twice per day or 2 to 4 ml of tincture three times per day.

References

1. Koch E, Biber A. Pharmacological effects of sabal and urtica extracts as a basis for a rational medication of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Urologe 1994;334:90-5.

2. Metzker H, Kieser M, Holscher U. Efficacy of a combined Sabal-Urtica preparation in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Urologe B 1996;36:292-300.

3. Safarinejad MR. Urtica dioica for treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia: a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study. J Herb Pharmacother 2005;5:1-11.

Osteoarthritis
Dose: Apply stinging nettle under the direction of a qualified healthcare practitionerhas historically been used for joint pain. Topical application with the intent of causing stings to relieve joint pain has been assessed in preliminary and double-blind trials. The results found intentional nettle stings to be safe and effective for relieving the pain of osteoarthritis. The only reported adverse effect is a sometimes painful or numbing rash that lasts 6 to 24 hours.
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dose: Refer to label instructions

The historic practice of applying nettle topically (with the intent of causing stings to relieve arthritis) has been assessed by a questionnaire study.1 The nettle stings were reported to be safe except for causing a sometimes painful, sometimes numbing rash lasting 6 to 24 hours. Further studies are required to determine whether this practice is therapeutically effective.

References

1. Randall C, Meethan K, Randall H, Dobbs F. Nettle sting of Urtica dioica for joint pain-an exploratory study of this complementary therapy. Compl Ther Med 1999;7:126-31.

Hay Fever
Dose: 0.5 to 8 grams daily

In an isolated double-blind trial, nettle leaf led to a slight reduction in symptoms of hay fever-including sneezing and itchy eyes.1 However, no other research has investigated this relationship. Despite the lack of adequate scientific support, some doctors suggest taking 450 mg of nettle leaf capsules or tablets two to three times per day, or a 2-4 ml tincture three times per day for people suffering from hay fever.

References

1. Mittman P. Randomized double-blind study of freeze-dried Urtica diocia in the treatment of allergic rhinitis. Planta Med 1990;56:44-7.

Urinary Tract Infection
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis), birch (Betula spp.), couch grass (Agropyron repens), goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea),horsetail, Java tea (Orthosiphon stamineus), lovage (Levisticum officinale), parsley (Petroselinum crispum), spiny restharrow (Ononis spinosa), and nettle are approved in Germany as part of the therapy of people with UTIs. These herbs appear to work by increasing urinary volume and supposedly helping to flush bacteria out of the urinary tract.1Juniper is used in a similar fashion by many doctors. Generally, these plants are taken as tea.

References

1. Blumenthal M, Busse WR, Goldberg A, et al. (eds). The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Austin: American Botanical Council and Boston: Integrative Medicine Communications, 1998, 428.

Pregnancy and Postpartum Support
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Many tonic herbs, which are believed to strengthen or invigorate organ systems or the entire body, can be taken safely every day during pregnancy. Examples include dandelion leaf and root, red raspberry leaf, and nettle. Dandelion leaf and root are rich sources of vitamins and minerals, including beta-carotene, calcium, potassium, and iron. Dandelion leaf is mildly diuretic (promotes urine flow); it also stimulates bile flow and helps with the common digestive complaints of pregnancy. Dandelion root is traditionally used to strengthen and invigorate the liver.1

Nettle leaf is rich in the minerals calcium and iron, is mildly diuretic, and is diuretic. Nettle leaf is rich in the minerals calcium and iron, is and mildly diuretic. Nettle enriches and increases the flow of breast milk and restores the mother's energy following childbirth.2

References

1. Gladstar R. Herbal Healing for Women. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1993, 176.

2. Gladstar R. Herbal Healing for Women. New York, Simon and Schuster, 1993, 177.

Breast-Feeding Support
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Numerous herbs are used traditionally around the world to promote production of breast milk.1 Herbs that promote milk production and flow are known as galactagogues. Stinging nettle(Urtica dioica) enriches and increases the flow of breast milk and restores the mother's energy following childbirth.2Vitex(Vitex agnus castus) is one of the best-recognized herbs in Europe for promoting lactation. An older German clinical trial found that 15 drops of a vitex tincture three times per day could increase the amount of milk produced by mothers with or without pregnancy complications compared with mothers given vitamin B1 or nothing. Vitex should not be taken during pregnancy.3 Goat's rue (Galega officinalis) also has a history of use in Europe for supporting breast-feeding. Taking 1 teaspoon of goat's rue tincture three times per day is considered by European practitioners to be helpful in increasing milk volume.4 Studies are as yet lacking to support the use of goat's rue as a galactagogue. In two preliminary trials, infants have been shown to nurse longer when their mothers ate garlic than when their mothers took placebos.5, 6 However, some infants may develop colic if they consume garlic in breast milk.

References

1. Bingel AS, Farnsworth NR. Higher plants as potential sources of galactagogues. Econ Med Plant Res 1994;6:1-54 [review].

2. Gladstar R. Herbal Healing for Women. New York, Simon and Schuster, 1993, 177.

3. Mohr H. [Clinical investigations of means to increase lactation.] Dtsch Med Wschr 1954;79:1513-6 [in German].

4. Weiss RF. Herbal Medicine. Gothenburg, Sweden: Ab Arcanum and Beaconsfield, UK: Beaconsfield Publishers Ltd., 1988, 318.

5. Mennella JA, Beauchamp GK. Maternal diet alters the sensory qualities of human milk and the nursling's behavior. Pediatrics 1991;88:737-44.

6. Mennella JA, Beauchamp GK. The effects of repeated exposure to garlic-flavored milk on the nursling's behavior. Pediatr Res 1993;34:805-8.

Pregnancy and Postpartum Support
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Many tonic herbs, which are believed to strengthen or invigorate organ systems or the entire body, can be taken safely every day during pregnancy. Examples include dandelion leaf and root, red raspberry leaf, and nettle. Dandelion leaf and root are rich sources of vitamins and minerals, including beta-carotene, calcium, potassium, and iron. Dandelion leaf is mildly diuretic (promotes urine flow); it also stimulates bile flow and helps with the common digestive complaints of pregnancy. Dandelion root is traditionally used to strengthen and invigorate the liver.1

Nettle leaf is rich in the minerals calcium and iron, is mildly diuretic, and is diuretic. Nettle leaf is rich in the minerals calcium and iron, is and mildly diuretic. Nettle enriches and increases the flow of breast milk and restores the mother's energy following childbirth.2

References

1. Gladstar R. Herbal Healing for Women. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1993, 176.

2. Gladstar R. Herbal Healing for Women. New York, Simon and Schuster, 1993, 177.

Parts Used & Where Grown

Nettle is a leafy plant that is found in most temperate regions of the world. The Latin root of Urtica is uro, meaning "I burn," indicative of the small stings caused by the little hairs on the leaves of this plant that burn when contact is made with the skin. The root and leaves of nettle are used in herbal medicine.

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