Nettle

Nettle

Nettle

Urtica dioica

Source: aerial parts and roots.
Actions: diuretic, astringent, tonic, anti-inflammatory, prevents haemorrhages, cleansing, detoxifiying.
Therapeutic uses: elimination of waste products, arthritis, gout, urinary problems, hay fever, allergies, eczema, bleeding, ear, nose and throat problems.
Typical preparation: infusion, decoction, tincture, ointment.
Contraindications: occasional allergic reactions.