Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) has been used as a medicinal herb for centuries, dating back to ancient Greece. If you have every brushed your arm or leg against one of these plants, you will know how it got its name. Its leaves and stems are covered by tiny hairs that release an irritating chemical when they come in contact with your skin, but this annoyance can easily be forgiven as this herb offers many medicinal benefits.
One of the first plants to emerge in the spring, it is useful as an overall nutritive, rejuvenating spring tonic. It is well known for its antihistamine and anti-inflammatory properties and has been used to treat dry skin and eczema, many respiratory ailments including seasonal allergies and asthma, muscle and joint pain, gout and arthritis. It is also useful in stimulating kidney function and alleviating symptoms of BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia) and urinary issues.
This is an alcohol extraction tincture made with stinging nettles ethically wild harvested by me here in northern Vermont. It was made with grain alcohol and contains approximately 50% alcohol.
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