To list and explain the various uses and benefits of Nettle Leaf Tea in general, and especially during a Candida albicans treatment could take an entire article, and so it will.
If you saw the actual Nettle Leaf plant out in the wild, the last thing you would think is, “Wow, I’d love to have a cup of that right now!” Nettle Leaf is a dark or light green leafed plant which normally grows to a height of around four feet, so if you saw one on your daily walk, you may even mistake it as a young tree. The plant contains pointed, rather barbed-like leaves, often with points up each side of the leaf.
Many of the species of Nettle leaves contain hundreds of tiny hollow “hairs” which can be very painful with a distinct sting to the skin when touched. But when the tiny hairs sting the skin, they eject the neurotransmitter, antihistamine, into the skin. Being a natural antihistamine is one of the benefits of Nettle Leaf, and the interesting thing about this is, when the antihistamine is released through the small hairs, it reduces the pain of the sting almost immediately. So as you see, Nettle Leaf can support the natural antihistamine levels in the body, and is often used to alleviate symptoms such as itching, runny nose, and sneezing during allergy attacks. This is yet another reason to use it with a Candida treatment especially if you also suffer from Leaky Gut Syndrome allergies.
1. Antihistamine: So as you saw above, the fact that Nettle Leaf is a natural antihistamine is just one of the reasons we’ve chosen Nettle Leaf tea to be the most important liquid on our Candida treatment and diet.
2. Iron: Another reason we’ve chosen this particular tea for our Candida treatment is because it will improve the body’s ability to absorb iron, therefore helping to correct the problem of anemia which is so common during a Candida infestation. Drinking 3 to 6 cups of Nettle Leaf tea a day could help to stop the iron loss due to the Candida by allowing it to be absorbed and put to use by the body before the Candida are able to use it for their own purpose. When supplements such as iron sulfate are used during a Candida overgrowth, the Candida use the pure iron to improve their virulence, in other words, iron possesses the properties which allow the Candida to more efficiently invade the host (that’s you).
3. Chronic Prostatitis: If you are a male and you have a Candida albicans overgrowth in your body, chances are that, if you don’t already have the problem of prostatitis, you’re likely to experience this at some point in your infestation. Symptoms of chronic prostatitis are; the need to urinate more often than normal, a more urgent to need to ‘go now’ instead of being able to wait, a reduced amount of urine, and the recurrence of urinary tract infections. The pain of chronic prostatitis includes lower back pain, pain in the abdomen and in the groin area.
Chronic prostatitis can be cause by a bacterial infection in the prostate as well as by an overgrowth of fungus leading to a fungal infection of the prostate. If you’re suffering from both chronic prostatitis and a Candida albicans overgrowth, then chances are that you have fungal chronic prostatitis. This condition results in painful urination, dribbling, frequent urination, night time bed wetting and also blood laced urination.
Nettle Leaf has been used to stop incomplete emptying and urination dripping as well as the need to urinate more often. At times the prostate tissues can become enlarged and therefore may constrict the urethra slowing the flow of urine. Nettle Leaf has been used in research studies to relieve the constriction therefore restoring the normal flow of urine through the urethra.
4. Die-off Toxins: Nettle Leaf is one of the few supplements we recommend during the initial stage of our Candida treatment called the “detox” stage. The reason for this is twofold; first, as explained previously, Nettle Leaf will protect the copper supply while you’re taking Molybdenum. The other reason is the strong antioxidant properties of Nettle Leaf.
In European research studies, Nettle Leaf exhibited a strong ability to reduce free radical concentrations in the brain as well as other powerful antioxidant abilities. This makes Nettle Leaf tea a valuable addition to any health-building program including a Candida detox and treatment.
5. Bladder and Kidney Infections: Nettle leaf has been used for various bladder and kidney problems including infections. Nettle leaf can initiate a flushing action of the liquids from an infected bladder as well as the kidneys or an infected urinary tract, therefore speeding up the healing process.
6. Adrenal Glands and the Immune System: Nettle Leaf plays a large role in the adrenal and immune system support system. Being an adaptogenic herb, Nettle Leaf can decrease the sensitivity to stress at the cellular level, meaning at the root of the stress. Adaptogenic herbs are considered to be the most powerful and important herbs to include in any health-building plan or in fighting any illness. Being an adaptogenic, the herb can decrease the number and chances of contracting infections, increase both mental and physical stamina, and enhance the ability of the body to cope with and adapt to stress.
7. External Uses: Nettle leaf tea can also be applied externally to reduce the severity of rashes including dry, itchy skin. A poultice can also be made from the leaves to apply to areas of discomfort such as wounds, sprains and insect bites.
Regardless of how many supplements you use to treat your Candida infestation, Nettle Leaf will probably be the one from which you’ll receive the most use.
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