Both internal and topical use of nettle can induce anti-inflammatory effects. This is what makes it an interesting, yet controversial herb to use for those who experience allergies. Due to the carotenoids, flavonoids, minerals, and proteins in nettle, the anti-inflammatory effect can be felt before even finishing the cup!
4. Lowers Blood Sugar
There is research that supports that nettle has the power to reduce blood sugar levels. This makes it a perfect remedy for those who experience diabetes. It also encourages the body to produce insulin. It can be used before food, after food or even during a fasting period.