What does common hedgenettle contain?
It contains mainly tannin compounds - their content is 15%, it also contains amines (betaine, stachydrine, turicine, choline), essential oil in a minimal amount and mineral salts.
What is the effect of common hedgenettle?
The effect can be easily deduced from the composition of the herb. It contains many compounds that have an astringent effect on the skin and mucous membranes. Therefore, it works similarly to other astringent compounds - such as oak bark and sage. It inhibits diarrhea and internal bleeding. Tannins have an antibacterial effect, and it is worth mentioning that bacteria do not become resistant to its effects. It is used in the form of water extracts, both internally and externally.
An overdose of common hedgenettle
An overdose of this herb can irritate the digestive system and cause constipation.
The use of common hedgenettle
Common hedgenettle is used for diarrhea - also in children. It can be used in the case of inflammation of the mucous membranes of the digestive system, flatulence and food poisoning. It also helps when there is blood in the feces, but this situation requires consultation with a doctor. Outside, it can be used to boil, ulcers, varicose veins and sweating feet. When preparing the Common hedgenettle, take half to one tablespoon of herbs per glass of water. It is necessary to cook for about 5 minutes. It should be drunk before meals.
Herbs with a similar effect?
Herbs such as oak bark, blueberry and cinquefoils are also used to relieve diarrhea.