(Urtica dioica, fam. Urticaceae)

Nettle is a wide-spread weed. Leaves used as active part of the plant are long, egg-shaped, with leafy pedicels with tiny leaves, and broadly toothed edges.

The drug is rich with chlorophylle and it can be stated to be poly vitamin as it contains great amount of vitamin C, carotenes, tannins, histamine, silicic acid, phytosterols, mucilage, etc.

Nettle is popular remedy, preventive medication and food. Nettle tea is used against diarrhea, increased vaginal discharge, hemorrhoids bleeding and generally to prevent external and internal bleeding (due to tannin effect). Nettle leaves, together with roots, are used against hair loss, foster hair growth and prevent dandruff.

Nettle tea is wide-used in popular medicine as efficient remedy against anemia, various infections and disorders caused by bad exchange of substances in organism.

It is preventively used against anaemia and to strengthen organism, particularly in children and the elderly due to its power to purify blood and increase number of red blood cells.

Nettle is used against various other diseases, such as rheumatism, combined with birch leaves; against bladder stone; urinary tract bleeding; urinary incontinence in children; improves metabolism of fats and improves circulation.