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.