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Traditional Herbal Medicine Registration (THMR).
Anti-asthmatic; anti-dandruff; anti-rheumatic; anti-seborrheic; astringent; diuretic; galactogogue; haemostatic; hypoglycaemic and tonic.
Plants for a Future at www.plantsforafuture.org.uk http://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Urtica+dioica link
Young leaves can be cooked as a potherb and added to soups.
The leaves of the plants have stinging hairs, causing irritation to the skin. This action is neutralized by heat or by thorough drying, so the cooked leaves are perfectly safe and nutritious.
Urtica dioica L. 'Bradfield Purpler'Family: URTICACEAE
Species: dioica L.
Cultivar: 'Bradfield Purpler'
Common names: Stinging Nettle
Distribution summary: Eurasia, N.America
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy; cold winter
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Europe & Middle East (J)
Flowering months: May, June, July, August, September, October
Reason for growing: Medicinal, other use, toxic