- Used for relieving urinary problems related to benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate).
- Analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects, making it beneficial for treating arthritis.
Nettle root extract is widely used in Europe to treat Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or enlarged prostate gland. It is recommended by Commission E in Germany and by ESCOP (European Scientific Cooperative of Phytotherapy) specifically to relieve urinary problems associated with an enlarged prostate.
The development of BPH depends on a number of factors: the conversion of testosterone into DHT (dihydrotestosterone), a form which actively binds to sites of prostate cells regulating its growth and the age-related imbalance between levels of testosterone and oestrogen, the latter stimulating prostate growth. Aromatisation converts androgens into oestrogens adding to those already circulating in the blood.
Research shows that nettle root extract counteracts the development of BPH via various mechanisms:
Over 15000 men enrolled in clinical studies have benefited from the effects of nettle root extract, leading to significant improvements in prostate size, frequency of urination, nocturnal micturition and post-micturition residue. Nettle root extract is often used in combination with saw palmetto with which it has a synergistic effect. One observational study involving 419 urologists monitoring 2030 patients over 12 weeks showed beneficial effects, with 85% of patients reporting improvements.
|Daily serving: 3 tablets
Number of servings per bottle: 30
|Quantity per serving|
|Nettle root extract (16:1)||1,500 mg|
|Other ingredients: calcium carbonate, stearic acid, maltodextrin, croscarmellose sodium, shellac.|