Stinging nettle has been used for centuries to treat joint pain and remove excess fluid from the body. Some preliminary evidence suggests it relieves sneezing and itching from allergies, likely by reducing histamine production.
Products made with stinging nettle can cause mild side effects such as stomach upset and rash (if you put it on your skin). It’s not recommended for pregnant women, and it might affect blood sugar control in people with diabetes.
March 30, 2020
Janet O’Dell, RN