Could this Common Herb Be a Fountain of Youth?

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Looking for a way to shed years off your appearance without resorting to drastic measures? If so, make sure to check out this age-defying herb that is touted for its natural ability to help heal and nourish the body.

Nettle – Available on www.walmart.com, a member of the Urticaceae family, is a nutrition-packed herb that has been used primarily as a tea throughout time to help promote better health. Rumor has it that thousands of years ago Roman troops were ordered to gather as much nettle as possible from England because of its many benefits.

Nettle is rich in chlorophyll and contains an array of vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, vitamin K, calcium and iron. It has been used to help prevent infections, combat viruses and bacteria and revitalize the body after childbirth. Nettle also has been used to treat muscle and joint pain, arthritis, gout and anemia.

When it comes specifically to promoting a more youthful appearance, nettle can be used to strengthen and brighten hair and skin. Specifically, it helps make brittle hair feel more luxurious, soft and strong. It also soothes skin irritation and helps to relieve acne and eczema. And guys—listen up—it has been valued for helping to prevent hair loss.

Before using nettle or any other supplement or tea (even if it’s natural) make sure to consult with your doctor or health care professional.

Make sure to check out Karen’s blog post about utilizing fresh nettle.

Find Out More:

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/620080/Urticaceae

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