Nettle Leaf - URTICA DIOICA
(Cut & Sifted) (Organically Grown) Available in 1 OZ, 1/4 LB, 1/2 LB, 1 LB.
Description: Nettle is a rhizomatous perennial, belonging to the Urticaceae family. It is a leafy plant that has an stout, square stem that is densely covered with stinging hairs that contain a venom of formic acid, opposite heart-shaped gray-green leaves, and small branched clusters of greenish flowers. Nettle Leaf contains vitamins A, C, D and K, calcium, potassium, phosphorous, iron and sulphur.
Other Names: Beggar's Lice, Common Nettle, Devils Leaf, Greater Nettle, Hidgy Pidgy, Net Plant, Stinging Nettle
Part Used: Leaf
Culinary Uses: To make a tea, pour 1 cup boiling water over 2 teaspoons of Nettle Leaf, cover and steep 3-5 minutes.
Medicinal Uses: Nettle Leaf is considered supportive by promoting the flow of urine and aid kidney and bladder function. Used to expel gravel from the bladder, flush toxins from the system and combat urinary infections. Nettle Leaf is also used to help with anemia, fatigue, edema, menstrual difficulties, hay fever and allergies, as well as high blood pressure, gout, rheumatism, and to support the liver and prostate. Externally, Nettle Leaf has been used as a compress to treat neuralgia and arthritis. It's iron content is thought to be easily absorbed.