Nettle Leaf Extract
Extraction: 1:3 Fresh Aerial Portion
Alcohol Percent: 55% - 70%
Urtica dioica is an herbaceous perennial in the Urticaceae family. The plant is known as “stinging nettle” because of the hollow hairs (tricomes) on the leaves and stem that cause a stinging sensation upon contact. Originally native to Europe, nettles can now be found worldwide in wet environments and moist soils. Nettle leaves are harvested in the spring once the plant has had time to mature, but before it flowers.
Urtica dioica has been used worldwide for centuries in a variety of countries and cultures. It has been eaten as a wild food plant, applied topically to the skin, and drunk as an herbal tea. It was used extensively for its fibers and was woven into cloth. Nettle fibers were considered high quality and comparable to flax or hemp in Northern Europe. Nettles are rich in nutrients and offer an abundance of health benefits. This prolific herb helps maintain upper respiratory health.* Nettle also supports healthy urinary function and has mild diuretic action.*
Our nettle leaf extract is macerated using fresh organic leaves and organic alcohol. Nettle leaf tincture has a very green and leafy botanical taste. It can be taken directly on the tongue or in juice or water. Nettle leaf extract combines well with dandelion root extract, burdock root extract, or yerba santa extract. Try adding a bit to a cup of dawn chorus tea for an extra nettle boost.
Organic alcohol, water, and fresh organic nettle aerial portion.
Packaging & Shipping
• 1 oz., 2 oz., and 4 oz. extracts come in amber glass bottles with a dropper.
• 8 oz. and 16 oz. sizes come in amber glass bottles with a plastic screw cap and do not include a dropper.
• 32 oz. extracts come in plastic bottles with a plastic screw cap.
Please note: All bulk sizes of 8 oz. and larger are produced to order. Please allow an additional three days for processing.
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.