Latin Name: Urtica dioica
Common Names: Nettle Leaf, Stinging Nettle
Stinging nettles are a potent herb with a long history of use. They contain natural antihistamines and anti-inflammatories (including quercetin), that open up constricted bronchial and nasal passages, helping to ease hay fever, and nose & sinus type allergy symptoms. Due to their anti-inflammatory qualities, Stinging Nettle is also used to ease arthritis.*
Nettles are used magically in workings of curse breaking, protection, and healing. For removing curses, it can be stuffed into poppets or carried in a sachet. Nettles sprinkled around the home are said to keep out evil. Fresh cuttings placed under a sickbed is believed to aid in recovery.**
Nettle Leaf (Urtica dioica) - Organic
* Medicinal herb information is provided by starwest-botanicals.com and anniesremedy.com.
** Magical herb information is provided by Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham.
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