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Nettle Leaf

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Nettle Leaf

Wild Crafted - USA

Also Known As – Urtica dioica

Overview - Stinging nettle is most famous for the stinging hairs that will raise welts on the skin of those unlucky enough to touch them while walking through the woods or fields. The stinging hairs penetrate the skin with histamine and formic acid, which irritates the skin.

Medicinal Uses - Internally, Nettle herbal tea is nutritious and full of iron. It is helpful during pregnancy in maintaining iron at a healthy level. It is also a galactogogue (a substance that increases milk production), and is therefore useful where this is a problem, either in animals or humans. The juice can be taken as a diuretic for congestive heart failure patients. Extracts can be used for arthritis, hay fever, anemia, kidney problems and pain. Externally, Urtication (flogging with nettles) is a process of deliberately stinging the skin with to create redness. This is done to provide pain relief from rheumatism. Fresh nettle can stop bleeding when it is applied to a fresh wound. The herb contains a lot of vitamin K, which aids clotting.

Other Uses – Tops are nutritious and can be cooked like spinach or put in soups. New growth can be safely picked and eaten fresh in salads. Stems can be used to make specialty paper. It can also be raised for fiber or dye.

Herbs to Combine/Supplement - Dried nettle can be combined with red raspberry leaf, oatstraw and alfalfa to make a nutritious herbal tea during pregnancy.

Parts Used -The aerial portion of the plant is used for most applications.

Active Constituents - Nettle is a good source of vitamins A, C and E as well as B1, B2, B3 and B5. It is also rich in protein, calcium, iron, folate, potassium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, selenium and zinc. It also contains alpha and beta hydroxysitosterols, appreciable amounts of quercetin and rutin.

Precautions - Stinging nettle is considered safe for most people, although you should be careful to use it only as directed. Some people may experience some mild stomach upset, fluid retention or hives if they take too much.

Preparation and Dosage - For topical creams, use as directed on the label.

  • For tincture, 5 to 7.5 ml 3 to 4 times per day is sufficient.
  • For leaf extract, 2 to 5 ml 3 times per day is usually enough.
  • For root extract, take 1.5 ml 3 to 4 times per day.
  • For dried nettle leaf, 2 to 4 grams three times a day is the usual dose.
  • For herbal tea, use 3 to 4 teaspoons of dried leaf in 2/3 cup of boiling water and steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Drink 3 or 4 cups per day. Make sure you drink extra water along with the herbal tea.

Disclaimer - The information presented herein by Mountain Maus’ Remedies is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.

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Product Reviews

  1. Nettle leaf + a few stems 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Mar 2023

    The only reason I can't give this five stars is because there was quite a bit of stem matter mixed in with the leaves. It's incredibly fresh and green, I will be sourcing my nettles from MMR for the foreseeable future.

  2. Fresh 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Jun 2018

    Herbs are always fresh and are shipped quickly.

  3. my ally of wellbeing 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Feb 2018

    I had to order nettle for infusion and drink a quart a day to get better health wise... and I am pleased that I ordered from mountainmaus as in the past month of drinking the infusion I can well see the results for myself and so the quality spoke for itself

  4. My Personal Favorite 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Apr 2017

    This is my personal favorite of all the herbs we consume, but you have outdone yourselves by preserving the taste of Nettle.
    Thank you for the best!

  5. I absolutely love your shop! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Mar 2016

    I absolutely love your shop! This is my third bulk purchase from you guys and I am so grateful! Firstly, because of your love for Jesus! Oh it blesses my heart! I see so many sellers of herbs on etsy who claim Wicca, magic and sorcery and it breaks my heart, but to see a seller whose love for Jesus shines through their desire for healing with plants that he's given us brings me so much joy! (: I am a full time doula in San Antonio Texas and will only be purchasing herbs I use to aid my clients through your shop. I appreciate you!

  6. I am so Happy! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Feb 2016

    I am so happy with my order! Everything is packaged professionals and is high quality!

  7. I'm very satisfied 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Feb 2015

    The order arrived yesterday, and I just want to drop a quick line to say thanks. Shipping was fast, packaging is well done, and everything smells good and fresh. I'm very satisfied, and look forward to doing business with you again in the future.

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