According to the Wise Women website (US), "a strong infusion (prepared by brewing one ounce of dried nettle leaves in a quart of boiling water for at least four hours) helps :
- prevent varicose veins and hemorrhoids,
- eases leg cramps and backache,
- reduces the incidence of hemorrhage after birth and
- increases the richness of breast milk.
Nettle contains calcium, magnesium and vitamins A, B, C, D and K. It is also a digestive aid, a strengthener to the lungs, an ally of the kidneys and a restorative to the hair and skin."