Botanical Name:

Urtica dioica

Common Name(s):

Stinging nettle


Grows in temperate regions throughout the world

Parts Used:

Aerial parts, root

Key Actions:

  • Anti-allergenic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antispasmodic
  • Blood cleanser
  • Diuretic
  • Tonic
  • Hypotensive
  • Astringent

Traditional Uses:

  • Rheumatic problems
  • Skin disorders
  • Inflammation
  • Poor urine flow
  • Pain/difficulty urinating
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Hay fever


Generally considered safe.

* Do not use fresh! Choose properly dried nettle from a reputable source.


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