This is beautiful wild~harvested nettle which as you can see from the pictures, is lovely quality. The nettles are dried yet still plumptious, they smell amazing !
Great care has been taken to gather the urtica at the height of it's power. This plant ally has been consciously harvested only taking from where it grows healthily and abundantly. The plant spirit was thanked and the herb was dried and cured whole.
Nettles have a long history of use in the home as a herbal remedy and a nutritious addition to the diet. An infusion of the plant is very valuable in stemming internal bleeding, it is also used to treat anaemia, excessive menstruation, haemorrhoids, arthritis, rheumatism and skin complaints, especially eczema. Externally, the plant is used to treat skin complaints, arthritic pain, gout, sciatica, neuralgia and haemorrhoids. This species merits further study for possible uses against kidney and urinary system ailments. The juice of the nettle can be used as an antidote to stings from the leaves and an infusion of the fresh leaves is healing and soothing as a lotion for burns. It is used in the treatment of rheumatic gout, nettle rash and chickenpox, externally is applied to bruises. The German Commission E Monographs, a therapeutic guide to herbal medicine, approve Urtica dioica Stinging Nettle for rheumatic ailments (internal use of leaf), irrigation therapy, for inflammatory disease of the lower urinary tract and prevention of kidney 'gravel' formation.
Nettle is a veritable cornucopia of nutrients : protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, beta-carotene, along with vitamins A,C, D, K, and B complex : cobalt, trace minerals, potassium, zinc, boron, copper and sulphur.
Wild Harvested Nettle - Urtica Dioica
DetailsStinging nettle is an almost ideal herb for all types of arthritis and gout. The anti-inflammatory substances combined with the rich concentration of the minerals boron, calcium and silicon ease the pain while helping to build strong bones. Drink stinging nettle in teas to reap the most benefits for osteoporosis and the bone loss that is often associated with arthritis. While non~steroidal anti~inflammatory medication (NSAID) is necessary evil for most with arthritis, using nettle may help you to decrease the amount you need to take. In a scientific study of patients with acute arthritis, stewed stinging nettle leaves enhanced the anti-inflammatory effects of common arthritis medications. One reason may be that nettles contain large amounts of magnesium which helps to moderate pain response.
Stinging Nettles use as a tonic of the female system goes back to the Native American women who used it throughout pregnancy and as a remedy to stop hemorrhaging during childbirth. It is considered one of the best all round women's tonics. Nettles are a good general tonic of the female reproductive system, excellent for young women just starting their monthly cycle, as well as women entering menopause. Stinging nettle helps to keep testosterone circulating freely and keep you feeling sexually vital, and has been shown effective in treatment of BPH in clincal trials when combined with saw palmetto, and for male pattern baldness when combined with saw palmetto and Pygeum.
Nettle leaf is among the most valuable herbal remedies. Because of its many nutrients, stinging nettle is traditionally used as a spring tonic. It is a slow acting nutritive herb that gently cleanses the body of metabolic wastes. It is one of the safest alteratives, especially in the treatment of chronic disorders that require long term treatment. It has a gentle, stimulating effect on the lymphatic system, enhancing the excretion of waste through the kidneys.