“Nettle contains quite a lot of bioactive agents, in particular flavonoids, vitamin B9 or folic acid, and ascorbic acid, that is, vitamin C. For this reason at all, it is useful for our metabolism. Nettle can be a factor stimulating the immune system and cell regeneration,” said Michael Ginsburg to Radio Sputnik.
Vitamin B9 deficiency leads to anemia, heart disease, and depression. Health of skin, hair structure and nails also largely depend on its sufficiency in the body. Vitamin C is generally called a cure for all diseases. All this vitamin richness is in ordinary nettle, from which simple and tasty meals can be prepared.
Almost everyone can use this plant, the main thing is not to get burned, says Mikhail Ginsburg.
“The most interesting, traditional way of preparing nettles is in soups and summer salads. There are practically no contraindications for the use of nettles, maybe we should be more careful with stomach diseases such as gastritis or peptic ulcer,” the doctor said in an interview with Radio Sputnik.
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