Nettle leaf cut, certified organic
larger imageMove mouse over the image to magnify

Nettle leaf cut, certified organic

Urtica dioica
certified organic, BioGro

The common nettle comes by its other name, stinging nettle. The innocuous plant, a perennial that grows in many parts of the world and that has been naturalized to Brazil, delivers a stinging burn when the hairs on the leaves and stems are touched.
Its healing properties are as well known among various cultures and are part of folklore and tradition. Those healing powers are even alluded to in at least one fairytale, The Swan Princess, in which the heroine must weave shirts of nettle leaf to cure her twelve brothers who have been turned into swans by an evil stepmother.

formic acid, histamine, serotonin, choline, minerals, chlorophyll, amino acids, lecithin, carotenoids, flavonoids, sterols, tannins and vitamins. Nettle's main plant chemicals include: acetophenone, acetylcholine, agglutinins, alkaloids, astragalin, butyric acid, caffeic acids, carbonic acid, chlorogenic acid, chlorophyll, choline, coumaric acid, folacin, formic acid, friedelins, histamine, kaempherols, koproporphyrin, lectins, lecithin, lignans, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, neoolivil, palmitic acid, pantothenic acid, quercetin, quinic acid, scopoletin, secoisolariciresinol, serotonin, sitosterols, stigmasterol, succinic acid, terpenes, violaxanthin, and xanthophylls.

It is important to keep in mind that the medicinal effects of the leaf and root of the nettle are markedly different.
The leaf shows some promise as an effective treatment for many skin conditions.
Nettle leaf has been used as a hair and scalp treatment for centuries, and again, those uses are being supported by research as well. Nettle leaf extract seems to promote hair regrowth and thicken hair, as well as reducing dandruff and scalp conditions when used as a rinse.

Nettle leaf cut, certified organic

NZ $33.00

You might also be interested in ...

Chamomile flowers, certified organic Comfrey root, certified organic Orris root powder Saffron threads

Chamomile flowers, certified organic

Comfrey root, certified organic

Orris root powder

Saffron threads

NZ $20.00 NZ $37.00 NZ $21.00 NZ $15.00