Stinging Nettles Freeze-Dried 420mg 120 tabs, Planetary Herbals
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|Stinging Nettles Freeze-Dried|
Herbal Sinus Support
Dried nettle leaf is traditionally used as a tonifier. When carefully freeze
dried, additional properties are preserved which support the sinuses. In vitro
research on these constituents shows partial inhibitory effects on the biosynthesis
of arachidonic acid and leukotrienes.
Supplement Facts for 420 mg
Traditional Use of Nettles
Stinging nettle (Urtica diocia) has been a staple of herbal practitioners for
centuries. At one time nettles were among the most commonly eaten late winter
or early spring greens, due to their high content of vitamins, minerals and
amino acids. They are also a rich source of flavonoids and chlorophyll.
Nettles have traditionally been used as a tonic and for respiratory support.
According to the noted 16th century herbalist Nicholas Culpeper, "when
juiced, the [nettle] leaves are used to open the lungs." Maude Grieves,
the author of A Modern Herbal - one of the most popular sources among herbalists
- reported on the traditional practice of inhaling the smoke of burning nettle
for respiratory support.
Freeze Drying Stinging Nettles Preserves Active Constituents
Nettles contain a wide array of constituents that are generally lost in the
typical drying process. The primary active components of freeze-dried nettle
leaf are concentrated in the fresh stinging hairs, and include histamine, serotonin
(5-hydroxytryptamine) and acetylcholine. Freezedrying preserves these essential
elements to provide the full spectrum of constituents necessary for use as a
respiratory support herb.
In one double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 98 individuals, freeze-dried
nettle was found to be moderately or highly effective by a majority of participants
for addressing seasonal discomfort. Modern in vitro research on freezedried
nettles has shown that it partially inhibits the body's production of arachidonic
acid and leukotrienes. This function is an extremely important aspect of freeze-dried
nettle's support for the respiratory system, and may be lost in products that
are not freeze-dried.
The daily dose of Planetary Formulas Freeze-Dried Stinging Nettles supply 840
mg daily of freeze-dried nettles, the same amount found effective in clinical
research, and more than what is provided by most competing products. Planetary
Formulas Freeze-Dried Stinging Nettles are prepared from freshly harvested nettles
that have been organically cultivated in accordance with the Federal Organic
Foods Production Act of 1990 and the California Organic Foods Act of 1990.
Serving Size: 1 tablet
Organically Cultivated* Freeze-Dried Stinging Nettles 420 mg
*Organically grown and processed in accordance with the California Organic Foods
Act of 1990.
Other Ingredients: dibasic calcium phosphate, stearic acid, colloidal silicon
dioxide, and modified cellulose gum.
Warning: If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your health care professional
before using Stinging Nettle product.
Suggested Use: One Stinging Nettles tablet twice daily, between meals,
or as recommended by your health care professional.
Notice: Individual results may vary. You should always consult with your physician before starting this product or any health-related program.
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