Urtica Dioica – Stinging Nettle
Actions: reduces allergies, cleanses blood, reduces inflammation, relieves pain, stops hair loss, increases urination, stops bleeding, dilates blood vessels, lowers blood pressure, heals wounds, mild diuretic, astringent, tonic, haemostatic, dermatological agent; stimulates digestion, aids lactation, promotes menstruation, kills germs, lowers body temperature, extracts are reported to have hypoglycaemic properties.
Indications: rheumatic conditions, uterine haemorrhage, cutaneous eruptions (skin rashes), infantile and psychogenic eczema, epistaxis (nosebleed)
Nettles have a long history of use in the home as a herbal remedy and nutritious addition to the diet. The whole plant is antiasthmatic, anti dandruff, astringent, depurative (purifying), diuretic, galactogogue (increases milk supply), haemostatic (causes bleeding to stop), hypoglycaemic (treats conditions of low blood sugar), and a stimulating tonic.
Dosage: 1x dropperful as needed, repeat 3x a day.
Note: Tinctures consist of the herb listed infused in 100% vodka, unless otherwise noted.