HERB INFOSHEET

STINGING NETTLE

Urtica dioica

 

HERB PROPERTIES

ANTI ALLERGENIC

ANTI INFLAMMATORY

ANTI HISTIMINE

DIURETIC

KIDNEY TONIC

MAST CELL STABILIZER

MINERALIZER

TONIC

 

HEALTH CONDITION SUPPORT

MUSCLE PAIN

ARTHRITIS PAIN

GOUT PAIN

BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA

(WITH SAW PALMETTO AND , PYGEUM AND PUMPKIN

HAIR / SCALP HEALTH

DANDRUFF

HAY FEVER (REDUCES PRODUCTION OF HISTAMINES)

ASTHMA

BRONCHITIS

SINUSITIS

ULCERS

INTESTINAL INFLAMMATION

HEMORRHOIDS

ADHD

ALZHEIMERS

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

ANEMIA

“Stinging nettle has been used for hundreds of years to treat painful muscles and joints, eczema, arthritis, gout, and anemia. Today, many people use it to treat urinary problems during the early stages of an enlarged prostate (called benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH)”

 

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS:

AMINES

FLAVONOIDS

LIGNANS

ORGANIC ACIDS

SCOPOLETIN

PLANT STEROLS

POLYSACCARIDES

LECTINS

TANNINS

 

PARTS OF PLANT USED:

FLOWERS

LEAVES (ALLERGY, SUPPLEMENT, URINARY TRACT)

ROOTS (URINARY TRACT)

 

DOSAGE INFORMATION:

30 DAYS TO FULL EFFECTIVENESS

STANDARD INFUSION (TEA): 8 OUNCES,1-4 TIMES PER DAY (FOR KIDNEY HEALTH)

TINCTURE (LEAF): FOR ALLERGIES

TINCTURE (ROOT) FOR PROSTRATE

TINCTURE (SEED) FOR KIDNEYS

 

FORMS FOR USE:

TEA

TINCTURE

 

CONTRAINDICATIONS:

CAN INTERFERE WITH BLOOD THINNERS- WARFARIN, CLOPIDOGREL, ASPIRIN

ACE INHIBITORS:

 

(COULD INCREASE THE STRENGTH OF) BETA BLOCKERS, CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKERS

RISK OF DEHYDRATION: FUROSEMIDE AND HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

HYPOGLYCEMIA- DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT OR NURSING- NOT RECOMMENDED FOR DIABETICS

CONSULT A QUALIFIED PHYSICIAN BEFORE USING STINGING NETTLE

GROW YOUR OWN

 

 

Stinging nettle is a very useful plant with lots of health benefits. It can become invasive and is very painful to eradicate from the garden once it takes hold, so growing it in containers is a good solution.

Growing nettle in containers: Stinging nettle adapts well to containers. Stinging nettle can become invasive under the right growing conditions and it's a very painful plant to weed from unwanted places. Nettle plants are wind-pollinated and containers make it easier to keep an eye on the growth of the seed heads to prevent unwanted pollination. Containers make the nettle plants very portable when the need arises, such as a backyard barbecue where inquisitive small children

might come in contact with the nettle thorns.

Growing stinging nettle from seeds: Nettle seeds are small (about the size of a pin head) and while the seeds germinate quickly, the plants take a while to grow when started indoors. Our nettle crop was started indoors about 8 weeks before the last frost, but the nettle doesn't seem to like the artificial light and it took over five weeks until the seedlings were tall enough (2"+-) to transplant outdoors. Once they were outdoors in natural light however, it only took three weeks to go from a 2" seedling to a stinging plant over a foot tall. We're in Zone 5 with nighttime temps in the mid 40's, and daytime temps in the mid to upper 60's in the late spring/early summer planting season. All-Purpose fertilzer was added to the soil mix before transplanting the seedlings into the containers.

The containers are filled with 70% garden soil and 30% potting mix.

 

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