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Clearance Sale 50% Off! Reg. $21.95, Nettle, freeze-dried, organic, non-GMO; Support during allergen

    Price: $11.89

    Code: OWH-50039

    Weight: 0.13 pounds

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    Freeze-drying the organic Nettle leaf has proven to be an effective method of capturing and preserving the naturally occurring compounds that are present in the stinging hairs of the Nettle.  Tender young shoots are carefully gathered in the early spring and processed immediately to assure high quality.

    Product Features

    • Certified organic Freeze-Dried Nettles.
    • GMO-free.
    • Herb identity guaranteed.
    • 100% vegetarian.
    • Pure: No binders, filler or flowing agents added.
    • Product does NOT contain dairy, wheat, gluten, peanuts, soy, or corn allergens.
    • Made in the USA.
    • Packaged in a BPA-free PET plastic bottle.

    Background and Use

    As a home herbal remedy, Nettles have a long history of use.  A tea made from the leaves has traditionally been used as a tonic.

    These freshly gathered Nettles are promptly freeze-dried to preserve the full spectrum of chemical activity within the herb.  The active ingredient in Nettle is unknown, and it may be that it is a combination of ingredients rather than one single compound which may be responsible for its activity.

    This product is from organically cultivated plants grown at an approved site rather than wild-crafted plants, as studies show that Nettle absorbs undesirable heavy metals as well as the beneficial minerals from the soil.

    Why do we use Freeze-Dried Nettle?

    Freeze-dried Nettle is the form that was used in a well-respected study conducted by the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon.  The dosage used for the research conducted by NCNM is exactly the same as the recommended dosage of Oregon's Wild Harvest Nettles. The histamine, serotonin, and acetylcholine that are concentrated in the Nettle stinging hairs are lost in air-dried Nettle, but not in freeze-dried Nettle.

    Why do we use the whole herb instead of a standardized extract?

    The active ingredient in Nettle is unknown, and it may be that it is a combination of ingredients rather than one single compound which may be responsible for its activity.  This is an emerging trend we are seeing among the recent research in many different herbs.  There are over 100 constituents that have been isolated from the Nettle plant.

    Why do we use organic Nettle instead of wild-crafted?

    After monitoring and observing the heavy metal levels, it was decided that the organically cultivated material was of much higher quality.  Nettles are well known for absorbing all minerals from the soil.  Unfortunately, they also absorb metals such as lead from the soil.  In fact, one published study shows the use of Nettles as a biomarker to monitor lead in soil that is known to be contaminated.  Another study illustrates the effect that the growth environment has upon lead levels.  They found that Nettle harvested from the mountains was 5 times lower in lead than the Nettle harvested from a railway station, and was 7 times lower than the plants grown near the side of a highway.   Thus, these nettles are hand-harvested from a local organic farm.

    How does the liquid compare to the Freeze-Dried encapsulated form?

    The serotonin is known to be destroyed in the liquid extract due to enzyme activity.  The liquid extract has many uses, but may not be as useful for seasonal allergies.

    Ingredients

    Organic Nettle tops (Urtica dioica).  Other ingredients:  none.

    Suggested Use

    As an herbal supplement, take two capsules twice daily.  A dose of four capsules may be required for best results.

    Precaution:  If you have never taken Nettles and are prone to allergies, it is recommended to take one capsule and wait 24 hours before using the suggested dose.

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