Damage caused to the skin through an accident with a cutting edge or from a minor bump to the head or to one of the limbs always has the potential to become infected at some point down the line. Infection takes hold as infection-causing bacteria sneaks its way into the body through tiny cuts and abrasions, sometimes undetected until the infection takes hold and wreaks havoc on the body.
Stinging nettle has antiseptic properties, which makes it ideal to apply as a topical treatment to any part of the skin. Now, on the face of it, this may sound counterproductive. The clue is in the name, and anyone thinking about the word stinging might assume that this could only make a skin problem worse.
They’d be wrong, as when stinging nettle is diluted into a liquid mixture or into a paste, it can be hugely beneficial in the fight against infection. If you don’t believe it, you simply have to give it a try the next time you find yourself with a small cut.