Nettle leaf, is a popular herbal remedy that is used to help relieve urinary problems, and the symptoms of arthritis, eczema, gout. Scientific evidence supports the use of nettle root for urinary problems associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia. There is an increasing amount of scientific evidence regarding the efficacy and safety of herbal medicine – including what is known as ‘gold standard’ research such as randomised controlled trials. Deanne Greenwood, a medical herbalist, practices in Falmouth, Helston and Penzance in Cornwall. Deanne Greenwood also does telephone and Skype consultations for people who live in other parts of the UK. Deanne Greenwood is fully qualified and insured. She has a BSc (Hons) in herbal Medicine. Deanne Greenwood is a member of the College Of Practitioners Of Phytotherapy MCPP.

NETTLE (Urtica dioica)

Deanne Greenwood Medical Herbalist research header. Deanne Greenwood, a medical herbalist, practices in Falmouth, Helston and Penzance in Cornwall. Deanne Greenwood also does telephone and Skype consultations for people who live in other parts of the UK. Deanne Greenwood is fully qualified and insured. She has a BSc (Hons) in herbal Medicine. Deanne Greenwood is a member of the College Of Practitioners Of Phytotherapy MCPP.

There is an increasing amount of scientific evidence regarding the efficacy and safety of herbal medicine – including what is known as ‘gold standard’ research such as randomised controlled trials.

For me, traditional use and knowledge of herbal medicine passed down through the ages, plus personal experience of using and working with herbs and people, is at least as important as the scientists’ findings!

Here are just a few examples of positive clinical trials in recent years:

Peppermint leaf is a potent herbal remedy that may be used for digestive problems including irritable bowel syndrome, nausea and other gut related problems. Deanne Greenwood, a medical herbalist, practices in Falmouth, Helston and Penzance in Cornwall. Deanne Greenwood also does telephone and Skype consultations for people who live in other parts of the UK. Deanne Greenwood is fully qualified and insured. She has a BSc (Hons) in herbal Medicine. Deanne Greenwood is a member of the College Of Practitioners Of Phytotherapy MCPP.  St John’s wort for mild-moderate depression 1, menopausal (particularly when combined with black cohosh) 2 and premenstrual symptoms 3, wound-healing 4

Peppermint leaf is a potent herbal remedy that may be used for digestive problems including irritable bowel syndrome, nausea and other gut related problems. Deanne Greenwood, a medical herbalist, practices in Falmouth, Helston and Penzance in Cornwall. Deanne Greenwood also does telephone and Skype consultations for people who live in other parts of the UK. Deanne Greenwood is fully qualified and insured. She has a BSc (Hons) in herbal Medicine. Deanne Greenwood is a member of the College Of Practitioners Of Phytotherapy MCPP.  Ginkgo biloba for senile dementia and Alzheimer’s

disease 5, dizziness and tinnitus 6, poor memory 7

Peppermint leaf is a potent herbal remedy that may be used for digestive problems including irritable bowel syndrome, nausea and other gut related problems. Deanne Greenwood, a medical herbalist, practices in Falmouth, Helston and Penzance in Cornwall. Deanne Greenwood also does telephone and Skype consultations for people who live in other parts of the UK. Deanne Greenwood is fully qualified and insured. She has a BSc (Hons) in herbal Medicine. Deanne Greenwood is a member of the College Of Practitioners Of Phytotherapy MCPP.  Black cohosh for menopausal symptoms including hot flushes 8,9

Peppermint leaf is a potent herbal remedy that may be used for digestive problems including irritable bowel syndrome, nausea and other gut related problems. Deanne Greenwood, a medical herbalist, practices in Falmouth, Helston and Penzance in Cornwall. Deanne Greenwood also does telephone and Skype consultations for people who live in other parts of the UK. Deanne Greenwood is fully qualified and insured. She has a BSc (Hons) in herbal Medicine. Deanne Greenwood is a member of the College Of Practitioners Of Phytotherapy MCPP.  Boswellia serrata for osteoarthritis 10

Peppermint leaf is a potent herbal remedy that may be used for digestive problems including irritable bowel syndrome, nausea and other gut related problems. Deanne Greenwood, a medical herbalist, practices in Falmouth, Helston and Penzance in Cornwall. Deanne Greenwood also does telephone and Skype consultations for people who live in other parts of the UK. Deanne Greenwood is fully qualified and insured. She has a BSc (Hons) in herbal Medicine. Deanne Greenwood is a member of the College Of Practitioners Of Phytotherapy MCPP.  Willow bark for low back pain 11

Peppermint leaf is a potent herbal remedy that may be used for digestive problems including irritable bowel syndrome, nausea and other gut related problems. Deanne Greenwood, a medical herbalist, practices in Falmouth, Helston and Penzance in Cornwall. Deanne Greenwood also does telephone and Skype consultations for people who live in other parts of the UK. Deanne Greenwood is fully qualified and insured. She has a BSc (Hons) in herbal Medicine. Deanne Greenwood is a member of the College Of Practitioners Of Phytotherapy MCPP.  Nettle for urinary problems associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia 12

Peppermint leaf is a potent herbal remedy that may be used for digestive problems including irritable bowel syndrome, nausea and other gut related problems. Deanne Greenwood, a medical herbalist, practices in Falmouth, Helston and Penzance in Cornwall. Deanne Greenwood also does telephone and Skype consultations for people who live in other parts of the UK. Deanne Greenwood is fully qualified and insured. She has a BSc (Hons) in herbal Medicine. Deanne Greenwood is a member of the College Of Practitioners Of Phytotherapy MCPP.  Hawthorn for reducing high blood pressure 13

 

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10. Alluri, K.V., Satish, A.R., Sengupta, K et al (2008). Arthritis Res Ther. 10(4):R85.
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