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Nettle Urtica dioica
---Synonyms---Nettle, Stinging Nettle, common stinging nettle, common nettle
--Parts Used---Aerial parts
Chlorophyll in high yields
Indoles such as histamine and serotonin
Vitamin C and other vitamins, protein and dietary fiber.
Astringent, diuretic, tonic, hypotensive, pectoral, styptic, rubefacient.
Nettles strengthen and support the whole body. They are used as a spring tonic and general detoxifying remedy. In some cases of rheumatism and arthritis they can be astoundingly successful. They are a specific in cases of childhood eczema and beneficial in all the varieties of this condition, especially in nervous eczema. Also useful for nose bleeds or to relieve the symptoms wherever there is hemorrhage in the body, for example in uterine hemorrhage.
Traditional herbalists believed that nettle tea is a great hair tonic and will bring back the natural color of the hair. The leaves are excellent blood purifier.