When used internally (consumed), dead nettle eases inflammation of the respiratory system. Thanks to the presence of saponins, it heals many respiratory conditions, even bronchitis. It is an excellent supplement for the treatment of asthma. The plant has the power to dissolve mucous and facilitate clearing of the airways. It acts as an anti-inflammatory and thus, can be used to treat irritation of the urinary tract. It is appropriate to use to treat kidney and prostate problems too. Dead nettle tea is also recommended in times of stress. The tea soothes nerves and helps induce restful sleep. Additionally, it detoxifies and purifies the blood.