Nettle Plants - Organic

Nettle Plants - Organic
Painful muscles and joints, eczema, arthritis, gout, anemia, mineral tonic.
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Stinging Nettle has been a staple in herbal medicine since ancient times. Ancient Egyptians used stinging nettle to treat arthritis and lower back pain, while Roman troops rubbed it on themselves to help stay warm.

It has been used for hundreds of years to treat painful muscles and joints, eczema, arthritis, gout, and anemia.

Nettle is so good at treating pain and sore muscles, especially related to arthritis, that the Arthritis Foundation suggests that nettle tea may also reduce the inflammation and pain association with osteoarthritis.

Nettle is incredibly nutritious for both other plants and humans:

  • Vitamins: Vitamins A, C and K, as well as several B vitamins
  • Minerals: Calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and sodium
  • Fats: Linoleic acid, linolenic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid and oleic acid
  • Amino acids: All of the essential amino acids
  • Polyphenols: Kaempferol, quercetin, caffeic acid, coumarins and other flavonoids
  • Pigments: Beta-carotene, lutein, luteoxanthin and other carotenoids

As well as being delicious, nettle tea is reputed to help combat several ailments, including eczema, asthma, hay fever and muscle aches. Just steep a few fresh tips in boiling water, removing them when the water goes slightly green, to avoid bitterness.

Nettles are a magnet for beneficial wildlife, they can be made into great plant food and are a surprisingly versatile ingredient in the kitchen.

You can easily use nettles in many ways...

  • Nettle soup
  • Spring greens
  • Reviving nettle tea
  • Nettle beer
  • Nettle liquid feed
  • Aphid trap
  • Ladybird haven
  • Compost activator
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Treat prostate symptoms
  • Treat hayfever
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Aid blood sugar control
Nettle likes a partly shady spot, we plant it under our citrus trees for instance. Or plant in a large pot if you want to contain it.

Wear gloves when harvesting, as the "stings" from the plant can ache for a while afterwards!

Organically grown in a recycled or compostable pot.