Nettle (aka stinging nettle) is a common botanical, native to Africa and western Asia. It has since become naturalized across the globe and can be found wild in many parts of the world. It grows in temperate climates, preferring shady regions with moist soil.
Qualities: Nettle is considered a very nourishing herb, healing both internally and externally, supportive of women's health and fertility, naturally detoxifying, and much, much more. The leaves offer a long list of essential minerals including iron, calcium, potassium and magnesium and many other nutritive components including formic acid, histamine, serotonin, choline, minerals, chlorophyll, amino acids, lecithin, carotenoids, flavonoids, sterols, tannins, and vitamins.
Common use: The leaves, commonly eaten steamed, steeped as a tea, takes as an extract, or encapsulated.
Storage: Store in a cool, dark, dry place in an airtight container.