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Nettle Leaf (Urtica dioica) – Dried Herb, Organic
$11.04 – $110.40
Also known as Stinging Nettle or Common Nettle. Nettles were once used as a stable fibre for thread and yarn. In Norse mythology, Nettle is associated with Thor the God of Thunder; and with Loki the trickster god, whose magical fishing net is made from the herb. In Celtic lore, thick stands of Nettle indicate that there are fairy dwellings close by, and the sting of the Nettle protects against fairy mischief.
Nettle’s element is Fire. In Ayurvedic medicine, Nettle energy is recognized as bitter, salty, cool and dry. David Hoffmann, Herbalist and Author of “Medical Herbalism” says: “When in doubt, choose Nettle.”
Nettles are high in Chlorophyll as well as Vitamin C, serotonin and histamine. It is high in trace minerals including iron, calcium, and silica.
May be used as a blood tonic and to assist the kidneys in releasing uric acid. Could also be useful as a re-mineralizer, for high blood sugar, skin problems, painful joints and itching.
May be used with Raspberry Leaf for more iron and calcium support. Combine Nettle with Alfalfa and Red Clover for a mineral-rich tea. Combine with Marshmallow Root and Corn Silk for kidneys and with Fenugreek and Blessed Thistle to support breastfeeding.
How to use:
1 teaspoon of Nettle Leaf to one cup of boiling water. Steep for 15 minutes, strain and drink up to three cups a day.
Cautions & contraindications:
This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or illness. Please consult your healthcare provider prior to the use of this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medications or have a medical condition. Individual results may vary.