Uncover Hidden Herbs meanings

Nettle can also be called stinging nettle or Urtica dioica.

It is a perennial herb the bear’s flower and is native to North America, North Africa, Europe and Asia; it is among the most common members of genus Urtica which features nettles. The nettle has hairs on its stems and leaves that produce a painful sting when they get in contact with the human and animal skin. The stings then inject some substance that creates a stinging sensation which makes one really uncomfortable.

Nettle will help to

  • Treat muscles and joints.
  • Treat urinary problem resulting from prostate.
  • Treat urinary tract diseases.
  • Treat allergic rhinitis.
  • Clean the body of metabolic wastes.
  • Break jinxes.
  • Relieve pains from insect bites.

Medical uses

In the former European civilizations, Nettle was used to help the body eliminate excess water that normally remains in the body even after filtration by the kidney; they also used it in the treatment of pains in the join areas. From time immemorial, nettle has been used in the treatment of muscle aches either caused by physical injury or disease, anemia, arthritis and other complications in the joints, gout and eczema. It is also used to treat diseases in the urinary complications as long as they arise because of enlargement in the prostate, for relief from various infections in the urinary tract. They are ingredients in the creams that are used to treat strains and sprains, insect stings and bites as well as tendonitis.

Magical uses

There are believes that using nettle appropriately will help to break jinxes. To do this, you will have to mix with wahoo, rue, agrimony, mint or any other herb that is used in the breaking of jinxes. In case the jinx was made by a person who normally works on your hair or personal issues, then you have to mix the nettle with graveyard dirt, and pennyroyal and put the mixture in your hair and let it stay for a whole night.

By Florance Saul
Aug 29, 2012