Stinging Nettle for Diabetes

What do you know about the Soyei Plant? What about Urtica Dioica? Okay, then it seems like we are maybe in the same both, so allow me to share some information about Soyei which is the same as Urtica Dioica.

Researching has been my passion for years, and today I came across an article with some information I must share with my readers. I know you are confused about the title “Stinging Nettle for Diabetes.”

Please, just trust me and continue to read as I promise that it will soon make sense to you. Let’s have a little fun whilst we learn. The suspension is good to keep the adrenalin flowing.

Introduction to Soyei

First things first, Soyei is a herb. It is common on roadsides and on Stinging Nettlewastelands, and so yes, it is oftentimes weeded and thrown away. It is also said that Soyei has a “stinging” property.

It has leaves with prick and so for this reason, even herbivores avoid eating this herb. Moths, however, are usually happy to use it as a place of safety. Why not, safe indeed.

Just a Little Personal Note

Allow me to be frank at this moment, this point had me wondering if I was wasting my time to research and write about this herb, but I sometimes like to “gamble” a bit and so I am willing to hop outside of my comfort zone a bit. So, let us continue to learn about the Soyei herb.

More on the Soyei Herb

Further research said that the leaves look hairy and they will cause itching, redness, and swelling. Hmm, I am not sure about this herb at all, but I feel the need to inform my readers.

Let’s face the reality, others before us used this herb for a number of ailments and it worked. Continue reading to see the many uses of the Soyei herb. Note, it has been processed in labs, thereby making it safer for us to consume.

Pulling the Comfort Blanket from Underneath

Okay, so I was greatly concerned when I saw only one article with “Soyei Herb,” but when I read the comments, I realized that it is the same herb we call “Stinging Nettle.”

Yep. Now we are in business. I am now happy I stepped out of my comfort zone and that you took the journey with me. I also discovered a second spelling “Soyeii.”

The Proof is in the Vitamins and the Nutrients

Let us look at the vitamins and other nutrients found in the Stinging Nettle. This powerful herb contains Vitamins A, C, K and some of the B Vitamins.

It also contains the following Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Potassium, Sodium, Linolenic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Oleic Acid, all the essential amino acids, Kaempferol, Quercetin, Caffeic Acid, Coumarins, Beta-carotene, Lutein, Luteoxanthin, and Carotenoids.

The leaves and the roots are of extreme importance as this is where the nutrients are found. I am sure you have been hearing quite a bit about antioxidants and yes, you are perfectly correct, this herb (Soyei/Stinging Nettle) has quite a bit of antioxidant.

What is Stinging Nettle used for – Is it Any Good?

Thanks to antioxidants, our cells are protected from the damage possible by free radicals. Hence, aging is slower, cancer and other illnesses are kept at bay.

Soyei/Stinging Nettle contains flavanoid and phenolic. This makes it good for those with gout. The leaves and the stalks are used to cure minor skin diseases. Note that only a small amount is used.

The Turkish people also use it to relieve stomach issues. Extracts from the seeds also help in the protection and functioning of our liver.

Men suffering from Enlarged Prostate Symptoms have seen improvement in their health/condition. Hence, problems when urinating has disappeared and without horrible side effects when Stinging Nettle was used by some men.

In Ancient Egypt, this herb which they called the Stinging Nettle was used to ease arthritis and pain in the lower back. It is well known for its’ ability to greatly reduce inflammation.

Check out this recent article I did about the connection between lower back pain and diabetes. It was also used by the Roman soldiers to keep them warm.

This herb was also used to lower blood pressure. Please be reminded that a number of diabetics are also hypertensive (have high blood pressure), and so to be able to use a herb which controls not just diabetes, but also blood pressure and reduces inflammation (ginger is also good for inflammation) is a huge blessing and a BIG DEAL.

So, What About Diabetes?

Now that you are interested, let us take a look at Soyei/Stinging Nettle and diabetes. Yes, the results are positive as it relates to Soyei/Stinging Nettle and diabetes.

A pilot study, extract from the leaf was given to diabetic rats. They secreted more insulin and as a result, there was a decrease in blood sugar levels. Okay, so, I hear your concerns, what about human beings?

Studies were also done on human beings and they discovered that Stinging Nettle gives the same results as they also had insulin changes which proved that Stinging Nettle was very effective in lowering blood sugar.

The population in the human study was small and therefore further testing would prove beneficial to be added to the existing body of literature. Yes, we will patiently await that study and the results.


Conclusion

We cannot hide the fact that Soyei/Stinging Nettle helps to alleviate a number of illnesses, including diabetes and high blood pressure, which makes it worth the study for those of us diagnosed with any of the two, or both.

It is important for us to continue to self-educate and inform in a bid to rid our lives of diabetes and other lifestyle illnesses.

Medical Disclaimer

Reference

  1. https://greaterkashmir.com/news/op-ed/soyei-an-ordinary-plant/317908.html
  2. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/stinging-nettle#section9
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