ORGANIC NETTLE LEAF, powder
Botanical Name: Urtica dioica
Origin: Bulgaria / Albania
Production: Nettle is a common botanical native to Africa and western Asia. Over time it has become naturalized across the globe and it can now be found growing wild in many parts of the world. It grows in temperate climates, in shady regions with moist soil.
Qualities: Nettle leaf, also known as stinging nettle, ortiga, or brennessel, has stinging hairs that protect the plant. When touched, the hairs cause irritation and welts, which tend not to last long and rarely cause serious harm. Once picked, the stinging hairs lose their potency within minutes. The harvested leaves have been used in traditional medicine for centuries.
Nettle leaves are rich in minerals and consumed for their diuretic and soothing effects on their urinary tract. Nettle is also used for joint ailments and as an astringent, a detoxifier, and for its high levels of vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium, silicon, potassium chloride, chlorophyll, protein, and dietary fiber.
Common Use: Nettle leaf powder has a refreshing, slightly bitter taste, and can be taken in capsules or added to soups, smoothies, or juices. For an herbal tea infusion, we recommend using cut nettle leaves.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry, dark place in an airtight container. Refrigeration not required.
Safety: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the CFIA or FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.