Mother tincture of Nettle: preparation, properties, benefits and use

The mother tincture of nettle is purifying, diuretic and remineralizing, a real panacea for the debilitated organism. Let’s find out better.

Properties of nettle mother tincture

Nettle is a plant very rich in folic acid and iron, it is used in case of anemia, arthritis, cystitis and diarrhea, but with numerous other beneficial properties. It is used both for internal and external treatments, the leaves and roots are used, the latter for the mother tincture. 

The leaves contain chlorophyll, the green dye of the plant world, which gives the plant a strong anti-anemic property. The plant also has vasoconstrictive and haemostatic properties, so it is especially used in cases of nasal and uterine hemorrhages. It is also very useful for women who suffer from heavy menstruation.

Nettle is also recommended in case of physical or psychological convalescence, rich as it is in mineral salts, such as phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, silicon, manganese and potassium; it also contains vitamins A, C and K, which make it remineralizing, restorative and invigorating. It also has a purifying, diuretic and alkalizing action: it is indicated in case of gout, rheumatic diseases, arthritis, kidney stones, gravel and hyperglycemia and cystitis; and in general, when it is necessary to produce a detoxifying action. Good results are obtained from its use in disorders of the organs of the digestive system, thanks to its digestive activity.

Thanks to the presence of tannins it also has astringent properties and is therefore successfully used to stop diarrhea, in case of colitis or dysentery.
The taste of the mother tincture is slightly acrid and sour, sour.

Description of the plant

Nettle is a plant belonging to the Urticaceae familyThere are numerous species of the nettle, with an erect stem (1.5 m) with a quadrangular section.

The root is rhizomatous, creeping, provided with numerous radicles. The leaves are oval-heart-shaped and provided with a petiole with toothed margins. The flowers are small and inconspicuous, of a greenish color; it is a dioecious plant that is to say that there are individuals who carry only female flowers and others who carry only male flowers. The fruit is an achene which contains only one seed.

The whole plant is covered with a thick stinging hair. It generally arises spontaneously everywhere, up to about 2500 m above sea level, especially near houses where there are debris of organic substances, that is to say very nitrogenous soils. Very frequent also in groups extended along the edges of the roads, among the rubble, but also in the wooded clearings.

How to prepare the mother tincture of  nettle

The mother tincture of nettle is a hydroalcoholic preparation obtained by cold maceration in hydroalcoholic solvent, obtained from the fresh root.


The mother tincture of nettle is used to purify the body, stimulate diuresis, eliminate excess fluids. It also strengthens and remineralizes the body, eliminating the feeling of tiredness.

It can be used for the treatment of gout, a condition due to the retention of uric acids, a symptom of a diet based on animal fats. Treat hay fever and seasonal allergy symptoms. The dosage of the mother tincture of nettle provides about 30-60 drops twice a day, preferably before meals, after consulting a doctor or an expert.

The intake of nettle is not recommended during pregnancy because it stimulates the motility of the uterus, as well as during breastfeeding and in children under 12 years of age; its use in conjunction with diuretic drugs is also not recommended. Due to its diuretic action, administration in heart failure and renal insufficiency must take place under medical supervision.

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