Nettle Leaf Tea & Anemia

The nettle plant, also known as the stinging nettle plant, has a wide variety of uses. It isn’t uncommon for this plant to be used for medicinal purposes, particularly when the leaves are brewed into a tea. This is because nettle leaf tea is high in vitamins and minerals that can be undoubtedly useful to those that drink it. Nettle tea may even have the potential to be useful to those who suffer from anemia as well.

BuddhaTea Nettle Tea - Anemia

Overview of Anemia

The underlying cause of anemia is a result of a reduced amount of healthy red blood cells in your circulatory system. Without a healthy amount of red blood cells, oxygen cannot be carried as efficiently throughout the body. This can lead to exhaustion and fatigue as well as other varying symptoms such as rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, dizziness, leg cramps, insomnia, and difficulty concentrating.

There are a few different factors that can cause anemia. Those with an iron deficiency can develop anemia, as well as blood loss, a deficiency of B12, chronic lead poisoning, and blood diseases and illnesses. Treatment of anemia varies and is determined based on severity and the underlying cause of this issue.

Drinking Nettle Leaf Tea

Nettle leaf tea has the ability to help improve your body’s ability to absorb iron. This could be beneficial to certain people that suffer from anemia depending on the cause. It is strongly advised however, to first consult with a doctor prior to taking any supplements for anemia since an added intake of iron may be detrimental for some forms of anemia. If you suffer from any serious illnesses, do not attempt self-treatment without consulting with a health practitioner prior.

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