What Is Nettle Used for Today?
What Is the Scientific Evidence for Nettle?
Interactions You Should Know About
- Anti-inflammatory, antihypertensive, sedative, or blood sugar-lowering medications: Nettle might conceivably interact with them, although this is unlikely.
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