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Nettle has been used for hundreds of years to treat painful muscles and joints, eczema, arthritis, gout, and anemia. Today, many people use it to treat urinary problems during the early stages of an enlarged prostate.
The wide range of beneficial nutrients found in stinging nettle make it an ideal detoxifier for the body and it has been known to gently cleanse the body of toxins.
Damian's leaf has been used already by the ancient Maya. The herb took its name from the pharmacist - Saint. Damian. Although its noted effect on sexual desire has been its primary traditional use across cultures, it has also been valued as a relaxant, digestive stimulant or mood enhancer.
Other Names: Soaproot, Bouncing Bet, Latherwort, Fuller’s Herb, Bruisewort, Crow Soap, Sweet Betty.
The soapwort’s root contains saponins (up to 5%), flavonoids, sugars, resin, vitamin C and small amounts of essential oil.
A good herb for the respiratory tract. Because knotgrass contains silicic acid it may be helpful in strengthening the connective tissue of the lungs and in Europe it has been used as a remedy for pulmonary tuberculosis and chronic bronchitis.
Dandelion root has been used as a natural diuretic, to strengthen the immune system, and sooth the digestive system. Dandelion root has been used in an attempt to treat infections, bile and liver problems, and as a diuretic.
Dandelion is a great spring tonic for our bodies; it helps the transition from winter to the warmer season, by nourishing and balancing the blood.