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Urtica dioica (Stinging Nettle, Common Nettle), Sheffield's Seed Co., Inc.
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Urtica dioica

Common Nettle, Stinging Nettle

In Stock: 5.631 lb (Total:5.631lb)
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Growing Info

Scarification: none required
Stratification: none required
Germination: surface sow and keep moist, tamp the soil. Cover to keep light out. Remove cover after germination.

Urtica dioica, commonly known as stinging nettle, is a herbaceous perennial flowering plant in the family Urticaceae. It is native to Europe, Asia, and northern Africa, but has been introduced to other parts of the world. The plant is known for its stinging hairs, which contain histamine, acetylcholine, and serotonin. When these hairs come into contact with the skin, they break and inject the chemicals into the skin, causing a burning sensation.
Despite its stinging properties, stinging nettle has a long history of medicinal use. It has been used to treat a variety of conditions, including allergies, arthritis, gout, and hay fever. The plant is also a good source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, potassium, and iron.
Nettles can be beneficial in gardening as they are known to improve soil fertility. Their deep roots help break up compacted soil and bring nutrients to the surface. They also attract beneficial insects and act as a natural pest deterrent.
Overall, Urtica dioica, or common nettle, is a versatile plant with numerous uses in various aspects of life. From its culinary and medicinal benefits to its importance in textile production and gardening, nettle is a valuable resource with a rich history and cultural significance.

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