Nettle

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Stiniging Nettle have long been the bane of kids and hikers alike. They lurk in fields, especially near streams and underground water sources, waving those sharp-shaped leaves about just waiting for you to brush up against them. The sting from Nettles is temporary, though it can hang on for a few days if you’re particularly sensitive.

That sting has been used as a home remedy for releiving the pain of arthritis and inflamed joints. Folks brush the nettles against the inflamed area to encourage the sting. Nettle’s stinging-numbing action penetrates the skin and tissues, sending his anti-inflammatory energy deeper into the joint, which eases the pain and swelling. I can attest to the efficacy of this menthod, although it’s not a super pleasant one. Luckily, there are better ways to tap into the healing and nutritive elements of Nettles.

Nettle Uses:

  • Build the Immune System
  • Prevent Seasonal Allergies
  • Dry the Respiratory System
  • Warm Damp, Cold conditions
  • Ease Arthritis, Swelling in the Joints
  • Support Detoxification Processes
  • And More!

Learn more about Nettle in the garden, as an herbal remedy, and best harvest practices with these curated resources.

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