Stinging Nettle

 Urtica Dioica


Some stings burn like poison, but turn out to have been medicine.

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Properties:

  • Nutritive spring tonic (helps with allergies)

  • Blood-building and blood purifying,

  • Helps with rheumatism

  • Diuretic and mildly astringent strengthens tissue: cancer prevention (with enzymes, and phytohormones), decreases blood sugar, prostate issues

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Digestion and kidney supporting

  • External use for healthy hair (external but also hormonal support)

Harvest:

June- October

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Ingredients:

1-2% flavonoids (mostly quercetin, kaempferol and isorhamnetin), lots of magnesium, potassium, iron, lots of proteins, Vitamin A, C, E. and more!

In seeds 30% fat oil (oleic acid (omega 3), mostly linoleic acid (omega 6), linolenic acid (omega 9), Vit E and carotenoids.

Signatures:

Strong masculine quality of mars: the word ‘nettle’ comes from ‘needle’ pointing to their stings, and also to the usage of its fiber. What is interesting is, that if you touch the nettle too gently and hesitant, it will sting you, but if you are sharp in your willpower and know-how, you won’t get hurt.

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