Nettles are both annual and perennial herbaceous plants native to the world’s temperate regions, including Britain, Europe, Africa, Asia and North America.

Nettle: Latin name: (Genus) Urtica; (Species) U. dioica.

There are more than 40 species of Nettle.

Traditionally Nettle Leaf has been recognized as a natural diuretic, and has been used for internal cleansing and as a general fortifying tonic.

Other traditional uses for Nettle Leaf include the treatment of asthma, eczema and other skin complaints, heavy menstrual discomfort and blood loss, arthritic and rheumatic pain, gout and haemorrhoids.

Also of note is that Nettle Leaf contains anti-histamine and is increasingly used by herbalists today to treat a range of food and pollen allergies, including hay fever.

To make a tea: To make a tea add water just below boiling point to a teaspoon of Earthfare Organic Nettle Leaf, allow to brew, then simply strain and sip.

For further information on the properties and use of Nettle Leaf we suggest you consult a qualified herbal or medical practitioner.