My Herbal Box
Organic Nettle Leaf
Stinging nettle has been used for hundreds of years to treat painful muscles and joints, eczema, arthritis, gout, and anemia. Today, many people use it to treat urinary problems during the early stages of an enlarged prostate (called benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). It is also used for urinary tract infections, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), or in compresses or creams for treating joint pain, sprains and strains, tendonitis, and insect bites.
It makes a wonderful tea, can be made into a pesto (fresh) and is so versatile and full of nutrients that it should be a part of every home apothecary.