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Common name(s): stinging nettle, nettle, nettle leaf
Origin: Europe, western Asia, and North Africa
Parts used: leaves, roots, seeds
Constituents: acids (carbonic, caffeic, chlorogenic, formic, silicic, citric, fumaric, malic, oxalic, succinic), amines (Ach, betain, choline, lecithin, histamine, serotonin), lignans, flavonoids (quercetin, kaempferol, and rutin), vitamins A, B2, B5, C, K+, Ca+, silicon, dietary fiber & protein, nitrates, sterols, tannins, glucoquinones, lectin, triterpenes, phenolic acid
Therapeutic actions: alterative, astringent, hemostatic, galactagogue, expectorant, anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, diuretic, anti-hemorrhagic, detoxifier, nutritive, anti-allergic, anti-rheumatic
Organs or systems affected: blood, kidneys, liver, lungs, bodily fluids
Main medicinal uses:
Counterindications: Some consider stinging nettle to be too drying, leading to symptoms such as headaches or constipation. If this seems true for you, blend it with something moistening such as violet, which will lessen the drying effects and still provide the bountiful benefits.
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