Nettle Tea Benefits
Nettle tea affects the kidneys directly. “Nettle is a diuretic. [It] increases urine output and removal of uric acid (under physician supervision). Thus it can be useful for edema, inflammatory arthritis or gout,” says naturopath Dr. Robert Kachko, ND, LAc. Studies show that by combining nettle with saw palmetto, patients can find relief from urinary problems. In addition to affecting the kidneys, “nettle has many constituents and is considered one of our most nutritive herbs.