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Herb Information
Name: Nettle
Biological Name: Urtica dioica

Urticacea

Other Names: Nettle, Stinging Nettle, common stinging nettle, common nettle
Parts Used: Aerial parts
Active Compounds:
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Chlorophyll in high yields

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Indoles such as histamine and serotonin

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Acetylcholine

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Vitamin C and other vitamins, protein and dietary fiber.

Remedies For

Astringent, diuretic, tonic, hypotensive, pectoral, styptic, rubefacient.

Nettles strengthen and support the whole body. They are used as a spring tonic and general detoxifying remedy. In some cases of rheumatism and arthritis they can be astoundingly successful. They are a specific in cases of childhood eczema and beneficial in all the varieties of this condition, especially in nervous eczema. Also useful for nose bleeds or to relieve the symptoms wherever there is hemorrhage in the body, for example in uterine hemorrhage.

Traditional herbalists believed that nettle tea is a great hair tonic and will bring back the natural color of the hair. The leaves are excellent blood purifier.

Combinations : Nettles will combine well with Figwort and Burdock in the treatment of eczema.

Dosage: 

Infusion: pour a cup of boiling water onto 1-3 teaspoonfuls of the dried herb and leave to infuse for 10-15 minutes. This should be drunk three times a day. 

Tincture: take l-4ml of the tincture three times a day.

Safety: 

No information available. Some herbs are known to react with your medication. Please consult your physician before starting on any herb.

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