Nettle and its benefits
It grows on all continents, because it is completely unpretentious. There are two types of this medicinal plant - dioecious and burning. Both are considered healing, but the properties of the former are more pronounced.
In folk medicine, nettles are actively used for heart and blood diseases, rheumatism and gout, skin diseases, the initial degree of anemia.
The leaves and roots of the plant are effective in healing the body. The latter is used only in dried form, and the former are used in the form of juice.
It is important to dry the medicinal plant correctly - in ventilated and darkened rooms, without getting sun rays, which destroy chlorophyll and useful vitamins.
The composition of the grass is rich. In it there are vitamins of group B, phosphorus, sodium, iron, silicon, copper, potassium. Proteins, sugars, organic acids, flavonoids are contained in the nettle. This medicinal plant has a positive influence on the organism of the future mother, because it is an accessible source of nutrients. That's why pregnant women are recommended herbal preparations as fortifying agents. Nettle tones the cardiovascular system, positively affects the work of the urinary organs, prevents infection in the kidneys. Excellent herbs have proven themselves in the fight against varicose veins. And this problem is typical for future mothers in the last months of bearing a child. Nettle is also actively used for birth bleeding.
Nettle on early pregnancy
Despite the benefits of a medicinal plant and its rich composition, it is forbidden to use it in the first trimester of gestation. Neither infusions, nor juice of a plant for a period of up to 12 weeks can not be ingested. The reason is that the nettle can provoke muscle spasms of smooth muscles (including the uterus), vessels. And this pregnant woman is threatened with self-abortion. It is strictly forbidden to use any drugs based on this herb for bleeding, which is caused by abnormalities of the uterus.
As for the external application of the plant, there are no restrictions. Nettle - an excellent means of strengthening the head of hear, giving it a fortress. Long since in Russia women after washing rinsed hair with broths or infusions of grass. Since at an early stage of pregnancy, women sometimes complain about hair loss, worsening of their condition, it is possible to use such a folk remedy to solve the problem.
Nettle on late pregnancy
In the second and third trimester, the medicinal plant for the expectant mother is useful. In order to avoid anemia and at its early stage, the future mother can drink an infusion of this herb. If the pregnancy with a woman runs without complications, then there are no restrictions on such a drug for pregnant women. Juice from fresh leaves and stems helps to improve metabolism, digestion. It increases the level of hemoglobin in the blood of a future mother. Also, juice helps to cleanse the body of toxins.
Nettle tea is prepared simply. It is necessary to take 2-3 spoons of a dry plant, pour half a liter of boiling water, to stand for 30 minutes. Strain, drink warm and cold, without overusing. This serving is enough for one day. You can add lemon and honey to the drink.
And the future mums will be useful nettle soup. For its preparation you will need three potatoes, one carrot, a bulb, an egg, fresh nettle. In a boiling meat or chicken broth, chop the potato slice. Carrots and onions, sprinkle in a small amount of butter until golden. A few minutes before the readiness to put soup, it is necessary to put finely chopped nettle leaves, chopped boiled egg. This soup is eaten with sour cream. The dish will enrich the body of the future mother in the third and second trimester with calcium, iron, vitamins.
By the way, does not damage the medicinal plant and after childbirth. Infusion of nettle stimulates lactation - tide of breast milk. Given the medicinal properties of the herb, its effect on blood coagulability (thickening), it is prohibited to use it for varicose and thrombophlebitis, hypertension, renal ailments.