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Stinging Nettle - Urtica dioica

Stinging Nettle - Urtica dioica


System: Immune,Urinary.


Qualities/Actions: Stinging nettle truly leads up to its name. It stings! Always wear gloves if you're foraging for this plant fresh! Once the plant has been cooked or dried, the stings are neutrelized, no longer causing a sting!


Nettles are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Vitamins such as A, C, and K, as well as calcium, iron and magnesium are packed in this incredible plant. It's well known for its allergy relief benefits due to it's incredible antihistamine and anti-inflammatory properties.


Nettles may act as a diuretic which then in turn promote urine production, potentially aiding in detofication and fluid retention. 


Antihistamine: Helps to blocks the action of histamines, which can cause fever, itching, sneezing, a runny nose, and watery eyes.

Anti-inflammatory: Controls inflammation, a reaction to injury or infection.

Alterative: Gradually restore the proper function of the body and increase health and vitality.

Astringent: Causes contraction of body tissues, checks blood flow, or restricts the secretion of fluids.

Diuretic: Help to excrete water and help with sodium and water retention.

Galactagogue: Helps to increase breast milk supply.

Nutritive: Rich in vitamins and minerals; providing a source of easily assimilated nutrients to aid in the body's innate function and hemostasis.

Styptic: Capable of causing bleeding to stop when it is applied to a wound.


Common Use: Infusion, Tincture, Culinary.


Safety: If you are diabetic, it is not recommended to take nettles without guidance of a quaified healthcare professional as nettle leaves may modify glucose regulation.


Storage: Store in a cool, dry, dark place in an airtight container.





Disclaimer: this information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the FDA or CFIA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.

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