Simple Herbal Extracts | Stinging Nettle Root


Stinging Nettle Root

Botanical Name

Urtica dioica

Part Used




Traditional Information*

Stinging Nettle root has anti-inflammatory activity and is used for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia. Its activity is different than many other popular “prostate” herbs as it inhibits aromatase, preventing conversion of cholesterol into hormones in the prostate. Urtica, combined with Saw Palmetto, Collinsonia, and White Sage, is vastly more effective than any one of these alone.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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