Family Name: Urticaceae
Botanical Name(s): Urtica Dioica
Popular Name(s): Stinging Nettle, Common Stinging Nettle and
Parts Used: Aerial parts
Habitat: It is native to Eurasia.
Description: It is a coarse creeping perennial with yellow roots
and ovate leaves covered with bristly stinging hairs and small green
flowers are borne.
Uses: The leaves are used internally for anemia, hemorrhage
(specially of the uterus), heavy menstrual bleeding, hemorrhoids,
arthritis, gout and rheumatism, allergies and skin complaints,
especially for eczema. The roots are used for allergies and to reduce
prostate enlargement and interact with testosterone binding protein. The
lections contained in nettle appear to have immune stimulant properties.