Herb of The Month: Nettle

Herb of The Month: Nettle

Name: Nettle, Stinging Nettle

Latin: Urtica dioica

Family: Urticaceae

Parts Used:

It is common to use the aerial parts, especially as food or as a nutritive tonic. However, roots and seeds are also used medicinally.

Constituents:

Chlorophyll/ indoles-histamine and serotonin, acetylcholine-flavonal glycosides, quercetin, tannins, vitamin C, protein, fiber, iron, silica, calcium, potassium, manganese, sulphur, vitamins A, formic acid in the hairs causes the stinging sensation

Actions:

astringent, diuretic, tonic, hypotensive, nutritive, hypoglycemic, increases milk production, stops bleeding

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About Tamra Speakman

Tamra is a holistic herbalist. She has over a decade of prior experience as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. Tamra owns, Shatul where she educates believers on using God's creation to obtain wellness and vitality. Shatul offers consultations, Deeply Rooted in the Word of God, in person, online, or via the phone for you and your entire family.

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