Urtica dioica thrives in damp climates and wet soils. Nettles are native to Europe, but they have spread all over the world. From food to textile fibres, the entire plant, including the leaves, seeds, stalk, and roots, has a long history of use. The roots have traditionally been used in European folk medicine as an ingredient in male care blends and as a urinary tract tonic. Stinging nettle root can be consumed as an infusion on its own or combined with nettle leaf to create a holistic nettle tea.
Nettle has been used worldwide for centuries in a variety of countries and cultures. It has been eaten as a wild food plant, applied topically to the skin, and drunk as a herbal tea. It was used extensively for its fibres and was woven into cloth. In Northern Europe, nettle fibres were thought to be of high quality, comparable to flax or hemp.
Nettle supports healthy urinary function and has mild diuretic action and helps to maintain upper respiratory health.*
Nettle is a dioecious, herbaceous, perennial plant. The soft, green leaves have a strongly serrated margin and are borne oppositely on an erect, wiry, green stem. The leaves and stems are covered in nonstinging hairs and, in most subspecies, stinging hairs (trichomes), the tips of which fall off when touched, causing paresthesia. Urtica dioica belongs to the Urticaceae family.
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