(Urtica dioica)

Other names: Stinging Nettle, Greater Nettle, Kopriva, Stor Nælde, Grote Brandnetel, Isonokkonen, Grande Ortie, Ortie Dioïque, Große Brennessel, Tsucnida, Tsucna, Scites, Brenninetla, Ortica Comune, Orticone, Ortica Maschia, Stornesle, Urtiga, Pokrzywa Zwyczajna, Ortiga, Chichicaste, Brännässla

Nettle is native to Europe but has spread throughout North America. It is known for its stinging leaves that inject a mix of acetylcholine, formic acid, histamine, and serotonin, causing an itchy, burning rash. It was commonly used in medieval Europe for a number of conditions. Nettle contains ascorbic acid, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, vitamin K1, and tocopherols. The highest vitamin contents are found in the leaves.

Nettle may be beneficial for hypertension, anemia, eczema, arthritis, diabetes, prostatic hyperplasia, allergies, joint pain, wound healing, and seborrhea.

Compliance: food or food ingredient, cosmetics ingredient

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