Nettle Leaf is also useful for its anti-inflammatory properties. Its extract affects key receptors and enzymes associated with allergic rhinitis. In other words, it can be used to alleviate seasonal allergy symptoms.
In the video, Dr. Jason explains how he is especially allergic to grass. In the spring, at the peak of allergy season, he regularly ingests Nettle Leaf to ease his symptoms.
Sufferers of arthritis may also apply Nettle Leaf topically to reduce arthritic pain.
Another surprising immune function is that Nettle Leaf can shrink cancerous tumors and help prevent cancer. The herb can induce apoptosis (cell death) in tumor cells. Its cytotoxicity kills cancer cells, and the polyphenols’ anti-proliferative properties stop cells from mutating.