Nettle

Urtica dioica

Urticacaea (nettle family)


Qualities

Diuretic – helps to move water out of the tissue and through the kidneys

Alterative – opens up channels for elimination in the body, helps buid and detoxify the blood

Astringent – helps to tone the uterus, intestines and blood vessels

Stimulant – seeds stimulate the adrenal glands

Adaptogen – supports the adrenal glands

Uses

Drink daily as a tea and tonic

Harvested seeds in July to make ‘life force’ tincture


Links

Evolutionary Herbalism materia medica