Nettle tincture is a remedy with a multitude of therapeutic recommendations, both internal (detoxification, anemia, asthenia, urinary stones, uremia, gout, edema, prostatitis, hemorrhage, diarrhea, rheumatism, hypertension, diabetes, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, hypovitaminosis, prostate, water retention) as well as external (astringent, healing, hemostatic, antiseptic, revulsive, hair tonic, fights dandruff and hair loss). Many know nettle tincture, as: natural hair tonic for healthier, thicker and fuller hair .
- - glass container for maceration of the tincture
- - dark vial / container with drip for storing tincture (100 ml)
- - wood chipper
- - knife
- - gauze or sieve for filtering the tincture
- Wash the nettles under a light stream of water and place them on a flat tray.
- As soon as the nettles have been watered by the excess water, they will be chopped (finely in the case of leaves and coarse in the case of roots), on a wooden chopper, with the help of a knife.
- The chopped nettles are placed in a glass container, over which alcohol of concentration 40-70º is added, until the container is filled.
- The container is hermetically sealed with a lid and left to macerate in a cool, dark and ventilated place for 3 weeks . The container should be shaken daily, ideally without opening the container (1-3 times a day). From day to day, we will notice how the alcohol traces the color of nettles, resulting in a dark liquid.
- After maceration, the tincture is filtered using a gauze or sieve.
After filtration, the tincture can be left to decant for a few days (~ 3 days) in the refrigerator for better clarification. Personally, in the video, I omitted this step (it's absolutely no problem).
- In the final step, the filtered nettle tincture will be stored in dark glass bottles with a pipette stopper or a dropper .
It is preferred that glass vials of the smallest possible size from 50 ml to 100 ml, to be consumed in the shortest possible time, because this tincture is sensitive to oxidation, and the frequent opening of the bottle can lead to oxidation.
Nettle leaves are harvested from the end of May, and nettle roots are harvested in spring, early, or late autumn.
Use a food alcohol of choice from cereals or brandy, brandy, homemade brandy (40º-70º strength).
Alcohol concentration should depend on which part of the plant we use:
- rootless plant (vegetative part) - alcohol 40 - 42 degrees
- roots : alcohol above 70 degrees
⚠ Shelf life is 2 years from the date of preparation.
⚠ Healthier, thicker and fuller hair!
It can be administered both internally and externally.
Internal administration : usually take one teaspoon of tincture diluted in half a glass, 3-4 times a day, on an empty stomach. Internally, nettle tincture is effective in case of anemia, asthenia, urinary stones, uricemia, gout, edema, prostatitis, hemorrhage, diarrhea, rheumatism, hypertension, diabetes, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, hypovitaminosis, geriatrics, convalescence, prostate hypertrophy , water retention, detoxification, periodontitis.
External administration : usually wipe or tampon the area with a compress (cleansing disc) soaked in tincture, 2-3 times a day.
External uses :
- tampons with compresses soaked in tincture (diluted) 2-3 times a day : skin conditions (acne, seborrhea, eczema, psoriasis, infectious dermatoses), dandruff, hair loss, alopecia, hemorrhoids .. .
- local washes with diluted tincture 1 teaspoon per 100 ml of water : eczema, dandruff, hair loss ...
- rubbing with nettle tincture : in alopecia, rubbing / massaging the scalp with tincture, 2 times.
In case of dandruff , hair loss , alopecia : vigorously massage the scalp with nettle tincture diluted in 100 ml of water.
Internal therapeutic action :
- immunostimulant (immunostimulator)
- 5-α-reductase inhibitor (enzyme involved in benign prostatic hypertrophy)
- general tonic
External therapeutic action :
- hair tonic
- fights dandruff.
- contraindicated in people suffering from hyperacid gastritis, gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer, viral hepatitis, chronic hepatitis, toxic hepatitis, metabolic hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, hepatic steatosis, pregnancy, lactation (due to alcohol content).
- not recommended for those with allergy to nettle.
- Cystitis, nephritis, pyelo-nephritis : studies have shown that nettle tincture is beneficial against rhino-urinary tract infections. Administer 1 teaspoon of tincture diluted in 100 ml of water, 3-6 times a day, in cures of 1 month with a 2-week break. The treatment will reduce inflammation of the kidneys and urinary tract, has a mild antibacterial effect, reduces or eliminates stinging and pain when urinating and promotes the restoration of reno-urinary epithelium. For maximum results, it is also recommended to combine nettle with juniper and mouse tail.
- Strengthens heart function and reduces sclerosis : nettle tincture helps fight blood pressure and tachycardia. A 1-month cure, one teaspoon at a time, half an hour before meals and before bedtime is recommended.
- Fights anemia : due to the high iron content of nettles, nettle tincture is also indicated in the fight against mild anemia, spring asthenia. Nettle has antianemic, remineralized, hemostatic properties and balances the body's defense system, immune system and the fight against anemia. One teaspoon of tincture is recommended 3-4 times a day for 1 month.
- Detoxifies the body : nettle tincture promotes the elimination of toxins from the body.
- Gingival and nasal bleeding : drink a teaspoon of nettle tincture diluted in water or tea, 3 times a day for 1 month, and then can be resumed with breaks of 2 weeks.
Therefore, for a correct diagnosis and treatment, it is recommended to consult a specialist.