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Benefits Of Nettle

Updated: Apr 3

Scientific Name: Urtica dioica

Common Names: Stinging nettle, Common nettle

Family: Urticaceae (Nettle)

up close plant picture of the herb nettle (urtica dioica)

Nettle, also known as stinging nettle or by its botanical name Urtica dioica, has been a staple in herbal medicine dating back to ancient times in Egypt and Greece (1). Nettle can be identified by its pointed at the end, coarsely toothed leaves that can be several inches long. The overall plant grows 2 to 5 feet tall and has become naturalized throughout the United States (2). This herb can be supplemented in a pill or tincture, dried, freeze-dried, or even cooked to be safely consumed, and it has several potential health benefits.

Benefits of Nettle

Contraindications & Interactions

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