Stinging nettle is a plant with a long history of uses in traditional herbal medicine. It is known to decrease inflammation and is high in anti-oxidants. Stinging nettle is approved for use in several European countries for treating kidney ailments. Because it is a diuretic, stinging nettle helps flush bacteria from the urinary tract. Drink an extra glass of water with each cup of tea to help the kidneys flush.
Stinging nettle can be an allergen and pregnant women shouldn’t drink stinging nettle.