Generic Name: Hempnettle

Uses

What is hempnettle used for?

Hempnettle is a plant. The leaves, stems, and flowers are used to make a medicinal tea.

People take hempnettle tea for mild swelling of the airways, cough, bronchitis, and fluid retention.

How does it work?

There are not enough studies about how hempnettle works. Please discuss with your herbalist or doctor for more information. However, it is known that hempnettle helps loosen congestion in the chest and airways so it can be coughed up. Hempnettle can also dry out the tissues, and this can reduce swelling.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using hempnettle?

Consult with your doctor or pharmacist or herbalist, if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription.
  • You have allergy with any substances of hempnettle or other medications or other herbs.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
  • You have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.

The regulations for an herb are less strict than the regulations for a drug. More studies are needed to determine its safety. The benefits of taking this herb must outweigh the risks before use. Consult with your herbalist or doctor for more information.

How safe is hempnettle?

Hempnettle seems to be safe for most people when taken by mouth, but the possible side effects are not known.

Special precautions & warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of hempnettle during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Side effects

What kind of side effects may I have from hempnettle?

If you have any concerns about side effects, please consult your herbalist or doctor.

Interactions

What interactions may I have with hempnettle?

Hempnettle may interact with your current medications or medical conditions. Consult with your herbalist or doctor before using.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult your herbalist or doctor before using this medication.

What is the usual dose for hempnettle?

The dose for hempnettle may be different for every patient. The dose that you take depends on your age, health, and several other conditions. Herbs are not always safe. Please discuss with your herbalist or doctor for your appropriate dosage.

What form does hempnettle come in?

Hempnettle may be available in the following forms:

  • Raw hempnettle

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Review Date: November 14, 2017 | Last Modified: November 14, 2017

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