This is Stinging Nettle AKA Urtica dioica, and ‘sisnu’ in Nepali, in a pic with a cutie from Karmidanda. This nutritious multi-tasking herb is famed to be helpful in so many common conditions like eczema and allergies. Today I’m nerding out on its mild diuretic effects.  Translation: it makes you pee more.  That’s a common approach to treating high blood pressure.  Studies show that it works differently from the popular diuretics HCTZ and Lasix, so isn’t associated with their most bothersome side effects.  Interesting! In Nepal they don’t really see it as a medicine, just a yummy green that they cook up when it’s in season. #FoodAsMedicine #PlantMedicine #HerbalMedicine #NaturopathicDoctor #NaturopathicMedicine #Nettle #StingingNettle #Urtica #Sisnu #Diuretic #Hypertension #HighBloodPressure #HerbNerd #Farmacy #Nepal

This is Stinging Nettle AKA Urtica dioica, and ‘sisnu’ in Nepali, in a pic with a cutie from Karmidanda. This nutritious multi-tasking herb is famed to be helpful in so many common conditions like eczema and allergies. Today I’m nerding out on its mild diuretic effects. Translation: it makes you pee more. That’s a common approach to treating high blood pressure. Studies show that it works differently from the popular diuretics HCTZ and Lasix, so isn’t associated with their most bothersome side effects. Interesting! In Nepal they don’t really see it as a medicine, just a yummy green that they cook up when it’s in season. #FoodAsMedicine #PlantMedicine #HerbalMedicine #NaturopathicDoctor #NaturopathicMedicine #Nettle #StingingNettle #Urtica #Sisnu #Diuretic #Hypertension #HighBloodPressure #HerbNerd #Farmacy #Nepal