Profile: The Urticaceae family includes the perennial herb Urtica dioica. Due to hollow hairs (tricomes) on the leaves and stem of the plant that sting when touched, the plant is also known as "stinging nettle." Nettles, which were once only found in Europe, are now found in damp soils and wet conditions all over the world.
Our nettle leaf comes from big, well-established stands in Europe, and it steeps into a black, flavorful tea. When the plant has had time to grow but before it blooms, nettle leaves are picked in the spring. The leaves can be used in herbal infusion blends, soups, and broths. They can also be steeped to make nettle tea. For ages, people from many different nations and cultures have used nettles. It has been used topically on the skin, consumed as a herbal tea, and eaten as a wild food plant. Its fibers were extensively utilized for making textile. In Northern Europe, nettle fibers were thought to be of a high caliber and equivalent to flax or hemp.
Nettle helps to maintain healthy upper respiratory function and supports normal urination. It also has a modest diuretic effect.
We gather the European nettle leaf from established colonies. It has a gorgeous amber hue and a deep vegetal flavor when steeped as tea. Our organic North American nettle will be the ideal choice if you like a nettle leaf with a milder flavor.
Nettle is a perennial herbaceous dioecious plant. The soft, green leaves have a sharply serrated border and are produced oppositely on an upright, wiry, green stem. The leaves and stems are densely covered in nonstinging hairs as well as many stinging hairs (trichomes), the tips of which protrude when touched and cause paresthesia. The Urticaceae family includes Urtica dioica.
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