Herbs Guide

Stinging Nettle

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 and Asia.

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 enlargement.