Urtica dioica MT is used for catarrh, leucorrhoea, bronchial haemorrhage blood-splitting, uterine haemorrhage, nephritis, haematuria and menorrhagea. Young leaves when steamed make a laxative vegetable. Dried leaves powdered and inhaled relieve asthma and bronchial troubles. The homoeopathic tincture is used for prevention of calculus, gout, erythema, and vesicular eruptions. It has properties of fighting allergies. Its roots are diuretic. Research on its root extract gives value as a medicine for benign prostate hypertrophy. Reports suggest it to control dandruff and is said to make hair more glossy, and so is used in shampoos.
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