Scientific Name: Urtica dioica

Other Names: Common Nettle, Greater Nettle, Stinging Nettle

Parts Used: Whole Plant

Preparation & Dosage:

Herbal Actions: Alterative, Astringent, Diuretic, Expectorant, Galactagogue, Hemostatic, Hypotensive, Pectoral, Rubefacient, Tonic

Uses: Acne, Asthma, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Benign Prostate Tumors, Cancer, Cough, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Eczema, Excessive Menstrual Flow, Fluid Retention, General Detox Remedy, Gout, Hair Loss, Heart Failure, Hemorrhoids, High Blood Pressure, Internal Hemorrhage, Muscle Spasms, Nasal Allergies, Nosebleed, to Promote Milk Production in nursing mothers, Rheumatism, Tuberculosis, Urinary & Bladder & Kidney Disorders, Urinary Tract Inflammation, Wounds

Contraindications: Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult a doctor before use in children or the elderly. Fresh nettle causes urticaria (skin rash) if applied topically. Do not use while taking diuretics.