stinging nettle



Monoecious annual plant with an upright branched stem. Leaves ovate-elliptic, incised serrate, covered with burning hairs. The flowers are small green, collected in spike-shaped (not drooping) inflorescence. Outwardly similar to stinging nettle, but differs in smaller leaves and smaller growth (up to 60 cm).

Distribution is similar to stinging nettle. It is more common in the forest-steppe zone, within housing.

Medicinal raw material is the whole plant (separate grass and roots, sometimes in a mixture).

Like dioecious, it contains a lot of chlorophyll and phytoncides. The action of stinging nettle products is similar to that of stinging nettle. In folk medicine, they are used for the same diseases: for whooping cough, as a hemostatic and diuretic, for urticaria and nervous breakdown, as an effective expectorant and antispastic, for shortness of breath, gastric diseases, for furunculosis, acne, rashes, as a blood purifier.

A decoction of herbs in milk is drunk with vomiting and stomach pains. An infusion of the roots is drunk in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis, jaundice and nephrolithiasis.

A decoction of the roots and leaves is drunk for digestive disorders and diarrhea, constipation.

Roots infused with vodka are used for toothache and as a rub for rheumatism; in addition, fresh grass (sometimes the whole plant) is used as an irritant and distraction for radiculitis and joint diseases – the plant’s juice is traditionally used for this purpose.


Effective expectorant and antispastic action of an aqueous extract of stinging nettle mixed with wild rosemary in bronchial asthma without pronounced emphysema.

In Tibetan medicine, nettle is considered a remedy for chronic gastroenteritis.


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