Urtica Dioica L. (family Urticaceae) DESCRIPTION: Many species have stinging hairs on the stems and leaves. The leaves are varied and the sap is usually watery. The small, greenish flowers often form clusters in the leaf axils. RANGE: Distributed primarily in tropical regions. APPLICATION: Used as a treatment for urinary difficulties arising from the early stages of prostate adenoma or BPH. Because the active principles are apparently water soluble, the root may be administered as a tea. ...

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... The roots of stinging nettle may be used to relieve the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) -- a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. The prostate is part of the male reproductive system. The urethra, the tube that carries urine out of the body, passes through the prostate gland. For most men, BPH is a normal part of aging. An enlarged prostate may cause men to have trouble starting or maintaining urination, need to urinate more often, have urine leaks, or need to urinate during the night. Stinging nettle root contains chemicals that may prevent or delay the growth of prostate cells by interfering with an enzyme. In several studies, nettle root products have shown general effectiveness for relieving the symptoms of BPH.Frequently, it is included with other herbals such as pygeum and saw palmetto in "Prostate Formulas". ...
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