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Urtica Diolca


Nettle species grow as annuals or perennial herbaceous plants, rarely shrubs. They can reach, depending on the type, location and nutrient status, a height of 10–300 cm. The perennial species have underground rhizomes. The green parts have stinging hairs. Their often quadrangular stems are unbranched or branched, erect, ascending or spreading. Most leaves and stalks are arranged across opposite sides of the stem . The leaf blades are elliptic, lanceolate, ovate or circular. The leaf blades usually have three to five, rarely up to seven veins. The leaf margin is usually serrate to more or less coarsely toothed. The often-lasting bracts are free or fused to each other. The Cystoliths are extended to more or less rounded.


The herb is a remedy for kidney troubles, it expels gravel from the bladder and increases urine flow. Its also good for neuralgia. Tea made of this herb will help increase menstrual flow. It helps to kill and expel worms. For the following ailments use herb as directed below. -Diarrhea -Dysentery -Piles -Hemorrhages -Hemorrhoids -Inflammation of the kidneys ***Procure a Decotion: -Do so by using a teaspoon of dried, chopped nettle to a cup of of water, boil for 10 minutes in a non metal container. ***For CHRONIC RHEUMATISM, take bruised leaves and rub them on the skin. ***To stop bleeding place boiled nettle leaves on skin. ***Tea made of Nettle leaves is good for fevers, cold, and la grippe. >>>>>Remember to take care when harvesting this plant, they are called STINGING Nettles for a reason. And always be sure to do your research before ingesting plants whilst wild-crafting. For more information on herbs check out Healthful Herbs byJethro Kloss Happy Huntings everyone

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Camano, Washington, USA

Spotted on Apr 12, 2012
Submitted on Apr 14, 2012

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