Botanical Name: Urtica dioica Capsules Per Bottle: 100 mg Per Capsule: 489
The common nettle is perhaps one of the best-known plants in the herbal community, if not for its nutritional properties then for its prickly sting and subsequent rash the plant can leave when a passerby is not paying attention. Nettle has been harvested as an edible food and utilized for its fiber for thousands of years. During this time, stinging nettle was also used across the globe for wellness-support. Considered a tonic herb, many herbalists like to include the leaf in spring tonic teas and vinegars. Nettle supports healthy urinary function, has mild diuretic action, and helps to maintain upper respiratory health.*
Originally native to Europe, Urtica dioica can now be found growing amongst moist environments worldwide. Nettle is an herbaceous, perennial in the Urticaceae family with heart-shaped, finely toothed leaves and an erect, green stem. The sting in stinging nettles comes from the plants hollow hairs (tricomes) on the leaves and stem which can cause irritation upon contact. Luckily, there are many folk remedies to help soothe the sting of the nettle!
Nettle fibers were once considered to be of a very high quality and were often used in textiles, such as clothing, tablecloths, and bed sheets. Young spring nettles are considered a delicious food source and have been eaten for thousands of years in stews, soups, sautés, and pestos. At one time, the entire stinging plant was used in urtication or the deliberate flogging of the skin with nettles. Today typical preparations are much gentler and nettle leaves are often brewed into an infusion, blended into herbal formulations, extracted as tincture, macerated in vinegars, and encapsulated. Nettle leaf capsules are an easy-to-use method for capturing the beneficial properties of this beloved plant.
Ingredients Organic nettle leaf and pullulan capsule. These vegan capsules are made from pullulan which is naturally fermented from tapioca.
Precautions No known precautions. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.