Nettle inhibits the binding of Testosterone to Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG), resulting in lower levels of “bound” Testosterone and higher levels of “free” Testosterone

Nettle inhibits the binding of Testosterone to Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG), resulting in lower levels of “bound” Testosterone and higher levels of “free” Testosterone (this effect occurs as a result of Nettle binding to SHBG in place of Testosterone). Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) production increases in tanderm with the Aging Process – SHBG binds to Testosterone, inhibiting Testosterone’s normal biological functions, resulting in the reduced Sexual Desire associated with the Male Menopause: Testosterone binds more strongly to SHBG with the progression of the Aging Process. Assists with Enlarged Prostrate and helps to prevent Prostrate Cancer and is an effective treatment for existing Prostrate Cancer. Useful for Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Also known as: Stinging Nettle
Part Used

Leaf
Root
Seeds

Health Benefits:

Immune System

Nettle leaf (400 – 800 mg every four hours) alleviates Allergies:

- Nettle leaf helps to reverse itching eyes, itching ears and itching throat in Allergy sufferers.

Nettle (tea) may alleviate some types of Cancer (according to folklore):

- Nettle (root) helps to prevent Prostate Cancer and is an effective treatment for existing Prostate Cancer:
Nettle inhibits the transformation of the benign Cells involved in Enlarged Prostate to the malignant Cells involved in Prostate Cancer.
Nettle inhibits the binding of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) to Prostate cells.

Nettle stimulates the activity of T-Lymphocytes.
The Urtica dioica Agglutinin (a Lectin) content of Nettle inhibits some types of Viruses including:

- Cytomegalovirus
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (which is the cause of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS))
- Influenza Virus Type A
- Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Musculoskeletal System

Nettle (leaf) is useful for the treatment of Osteoarthritis (it reduces levels of Interleukin 1 and Tumor Necrosis Factor, which are strongly implicated in the development and progression of Osteoarthritis when produced in excess).
Nettle (leaf) is useful for the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis (it reduces levels of Interleukin 1 and Tumor Necrosis Factor, which are strongly implicated in the development and progression of Rheumatoid Arthritis when produced in excess).

Respiratory System

Nettle (leaf) may alleviate Asthma (according to folklore).
Nettle (400 – 800 mg of Nettle leaf every four hours or 2 – 4 ml of Nettle leaf tincture three times per day) alleviates Hay Fever.
Nettle (400 – 800 mg of Nettle leaf every four hours) alleviates (allergic) Rhinitis (i.e. Rhinitis caused by Hay Fever).
Nettle (400 – 800 mg of Nettle leaf every four hours) alleviates Sinusitis.

Sexual System

Nettle (root) is an effective adjunct to Saw Palmetto for the treatment of Enlarged Prostate:
- In one human study, a daily dosage of 240 mg of Nettle root combined with 320 mg of Saw Palmetto (for 12 weeks) caused a 26% increase in maximum urinary flow, a 29% increase in mean urinary flow, a 45% reduction in residual urine, a 50% reduction in Nocturia, a 62% reduction in Dysuria and a 53% decrease in post-void dribbling in Enlarged Prostate patients.

- Nettle inhibits the Aromatase and 5-Alpha Reductase enzymes that have been implicated in the development of Enlarged Prostate.
- Nettle inhibits the transformation of the benign Cells involved in Enlarged Prostate to the malignant Cells involved in Prostate Cancer. – Nettle inhibits the binding of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) to Prostate cells (thereby preventing DHT from stimulating the proliferation of Prostate cells that leads to Enlarged Prostate).
- The Urtica dioica Agglutinin content of Nettle inhibits the ability of Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) to bind to its Receptors in the Prostate and to subsequently stimulate the growth of Prostate tissue (a key underlying factor in the progression of Enlarged Prostate).

- A constituent of Nettle ((10-E, 12-Z)-9-hydroxy-10, 12-octadecadienic acid) inhibits the Aromatase Enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of Testosterone to Estradiol (a key underlying factor in the progression of Enlarged Prostate).

Nettle improves Lactation.

Nettle Enhances the Function of these Substances

Hormones

Nettle inhibits the binding of Testosterone to Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG), resulting in lower levels of “bound” Testosterone and higher levels of “free” Testosterone (this effect occurs as a result of Nettle binding to SHBG in place of Testosterone).
Nettle Inhibits these Potentially Toxic Substances

Enzymes

Nettle inhibits the activity of 5-Alpha Reductase.
Nettle inhibits the activity of Aromatase.

Growth Factors

The Urtica dioica Agglutinin content of Nettle inhibits the ability of Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) to bind to its Receptors in the Prostate and to subsequently stimulate the growth of Prostate tissue (a key underlying factor in the progression of Enlarged Prostate).

Hormones

Nettle inhibits the binding of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) to Prostate cells.

Immune System Chemicals

Nettle (leaf) inhibits the production of Interleukin 1 (Interleukin 1 beta) by inhibiting Nuclear Factor-Kappa B, the transcriptional factor that generates Interleukin 1 beta).
Nettle (leaf) reduces elevated Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) levels by inhibiting Nuclear Factor-Kappa B, the transcriptional factor that generates Tumor Necrosis Factor..

Proteins

Nettle (leaf) inhibits Nuclear Factor-Kappa B (NF-Kappa B).
Nettle inhibits the binding of Testosterone to Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG), resulting in lower levels of “bound” Testosterone and higher levels of “free” Testosterone (this occurs from the (-)-3,4-Divanillyltetrahydrofuran component of Nettle binding to SHBG in place of Testosterone).

Toxic Effects of Nettle

Contraindications

Cardiovascular System

Hypertension (high Blood Pressure) patients should not consume Nettle as it further raises Blood Pressure.

Source: http://www.biogenesis-antiaging.com/p276/Nettle-Root-Extract-(Solal)/product_info.html

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