Family Name: Urticaceae
Botanical Name(s): Urtica Dioica
Popular Name(s): Nettle, Stinging Nettle, Common Stinging Nettle
and Common Nettle.
Parts Used: Aerial parts
Habitat: Originally from the colder northern regions of Europe
Description: The branching stems underground multiply by
themselves and have multiple shoots. The leaves are heart-shaped, finely
toothed, and tapered at the ends. The entire plant is covered with tiny
stinging hairs, mostly on the leaves and stem.
Uses: It is used for anemia, kidney gravel, hemorrhage
(especially of the uterus), heavy menstrual bleeding, hemorrhoids,
arthritis, gout, rheumatism, skin complaints, allergies and prostate