Nettle Root Powder

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per 1/4 Pound
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$3.95 
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per Pound
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$9.88 

Nettle root powder is the dried and ground roots and rhizomes of the stinging nettle plant. While the leaf has a flavor like spinach, the pale, grooved rootstock has a much milder taste and a slight mucilaginous quality. Nettle root powder is traditionally used in male care teas and tonics due to a high concentration of polyphenols, such as p-coumaric, caffeic, and ferulic acids. Nettle root powder is an easy-to-use form of the herb that may be added directly to foods, taken in capsules, or made into pastilles. The powder may also be incorporated into skin care products. .

a.
quick look

information at a glance

originBulgaria
active compoundsPhenols, lignans, proteins, starch, gum, albumen, sugars, resins, leanol acid, sterols, steryl glycosides, histamine, acetylcholine, stigmasterol, campesterol and calcium.
plant part usedroot
processingpowder

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a container with a tight-fitting lid in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaNettle root powder is pale yellow or beige in color without significant aroma.
flavor profileMild and pleasant.

c.
uses

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cosmeticAdd nettle root powder to topical formulations or infuse in oil for use in soaps. salves, lotions, creams and other skin care products.
culinaryAdd nettle root powder to teas or directly to smoothies, soups, stews and other foods. The powder can also be combined with other herbs and spices and rolled into snack “energy balls.”
wellnessEncapsulate as a dietary supplement, or form into pastilles (soft pills).
safetyNettle root contains compounds that exert diuretic effects. Consult your health care provider before using this herb if you have kidney or bladder disease. Do not use during pregnancy. Nettle root may interfere with certain pharmaceutical medications, including anticoagulants, ACE inhibitors, calcium channel blockers, and beta-blockers. Nettle products may increase blood sugar and decrease the effects of anti-diabetes drugs. Talk to your doctor before using this herb if you have diabetes, use diuretic medications or are undergoing treatment for or suspect that you may have benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.