If you have experienced the pain of a Stinging Nettle plant, wisdom would tell you to avoid it. But, this perennial, is used as a medicinal herb, and it is used in the kitchen as well where cooking will remove the stinging effect of the leaves. It is considered to be more nutritious in iron than spinach.
Stinging Nettle herb plants have a long history as a medicinal herb. During medieval times it was used as a diuretic, to treat joint pain, and muscle pain. Today, Stinging Nettle root is used by some to treat urinary problems related to an enlarged prostate, and some use it for the relief of arthritis pain.
Stinging Nettle is a very valuable plant on account of its rich nutritional content, it has been used for food and medicine, for fibre and as a dye by many traditional cultures for hundreds of years.
Medicinally, it is used to treat and exhaustive list of aliments from allergies to arthritis, muscle and joint pain. Many herbalists are of the opinion that eating nettles daily is more strengthening than many green supplements that we buy in pills and packets and not naturally found in our local outdoor herbal larder. Juicing the leaves is a popular form of tonic and may even be applied to cuts to reduce bleeding.
|Botanical Name||Urtica dioica|
|Seed Packet||100 Seeds|