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Nettle, Stinging


Urtica dioica URTICACEAE
Nettles are found in rich moist soil, especially along shaded stream banks. They are rich in vitamins A and C, iron, and trace minerals. The young shoots and leaves are excellent when steamed and the mineral rich water should be saved for drinking. Use gloves to harvest the plants. The stinging hairs are inactivated when the plant is cooked or dried. Medicinal: Nettle has a rich tradition of medicinal uses, and is used primarily for its astringent, diuretic, tonic, and hypotensive actions. It has long been used in Europe as a spring tonic and detoxifying remedy, for rheumatism,arthritis, childhood eczema, and a number of other uses.
Pkt. (0.1 g, 528 seeds)

[Culture: Perennial, zones 3-10/for best germination, stratify 4 to 6 weeks, grow on at 65°F/light-dependent germinator/7-14 days/direct sow, transplant/Spring/sun (if soil is moist, otherwise part shade)/36-48" ht./6-9" apart]


Photography by Jude Della Tella


Pkt. (0.1 g, 528 seeds)
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This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 14 November, 2004.

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