Nettle - Nettle Urtica dioica (The name derived from the...

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Nettle Urtica dioica (The name derived from the Latin, uro , I burn) Other Names: Stinging Nettle Appearance: Stems are square and contain little hairs. The leaves grow opposite and are toothed and have noticeable veins. The inflorescence of the nettle plant is an “inconspicuous” green. Nettle can grow 2 to 4 feet high. Dioica meaning “2 houses”, referring to the two sexed plant. Habitat: Nettles are found near a fair amount of moisture, such as streams, valleys and marshes. They can grow from sea level to 10,000 feet, but are more common above 4,000 feet. Preparations: whole plant when dried can be used in infusions, liquid extracts, ointments, powders and tinctures. Cooking nettle makes it significantly less irritant Primary Constituents: contain high amounts of protein, linoleic acid, SFA’s, nitrogen, calcium, chlorophylls, magnesium, sulfur, silicon, linolenic acid and contains smaller amounts of iron, beta-carotene, serotonin, zinc, and many more constituents including histamine and formic acid. Medicinal Use:
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