In the field, there is a grass, once touched, like being stung by scorpions, the pain is hard to bear, there will be red and swollen small spots, so named “scorpion grass”, will be planted around the fish pond, people dare not cross, so named “anti-theft grass”, can be used as anti-theft facilities.And the plant’s name is nettle.
Urticaceae plants have wide leaf nettle, nettle, narrow leaf nettle, leaf nettle and other varieties.No matter which kind of nettle has the ability to sting, why?
Originally, the stinging tip of nettle plant body contains formic acid, butyric acid to have the acid material that stimulates action, human and animal once touch, the prickly tip breaks off, release these material, cause the skin to produce painful itchy.This act of nettles, a form of self-protection, gives herbivores the ability to remember and make detours whenever they see it.
The animals did not want to patronize it, and even the creatures in the water fainted at the sight of it.
But after the autumn frost, especially in winter and spring, when the acid in the stems and leaves of the nettle has largely disappeared, the cattle, horses and camels regard it as a delicacy and seek it out.
So this nettle is a good feed.Every summer and autumn, the nettle will be harvested back, after the sun, minced, boiled with water, mixed with some wheat bran and other refined materials, is the treasure of pigs.Pigs raised on nettles have a glossy sheen.
The stinging stems and leaves of the nettle sting, but they are of great value.
Nettles are also edible by humans.Its tender branches are delicious if picked for vegetables or pies.
In China, the medicinal part of nettle is the whole grass of many types of urticaceae plants, such as the broad-leaf nettle, the nettle, the nettle, and the narrow-leaf nettle, which was first recorded in the Yibufang Medicinal preparation in song Dynasty.Nations often regulate their bodies by the nettles of their places of growth.
Korean with narrow leaf nettle whole grass to regulate anemia, chronic gastroenteritis.
The Yi people in Liangshan of Sichuan province use small fruit nettle to regulate rheumatism and rheumatism.
So,what are the functions of Nettle extract?
1. The detoxification
Nettle has the function of detoxification, it is suitable for insect and snake bite, it can treat snake bite, take nettle of nettle leaf, mash it and apply it to the affected place.
2. Eliminate constipation
Nettle has the effect that eliminate accumulate defecate, apply to indigestion, defecate impassable symptom.Nettle amount decocted for 1 ~ 3 yuan;Or stew meat to take, can relieve indigestion, conducive to constipation.
3. Treat children with convulsion
Nettle has the effect of calming liver, suitable for postpartum convulsion and infant convulsion.Leaves nettle a little right, decocted in water after internal medicine, treatment postpartum convulsion, infantile convulsion.
4. Invigorate blood circulation and dispel wind and dehumidify
Nettle has the function of promoting blood circulation and is used for rheumatic arthritis, rheumatism swelling and pain, hypertension and other diseases.
Nettle has the effect of dispelling wind and dehumidifying, nettles and nettles right amount, decocted for external scrubbing, for rheumatic arthritis.