Nettles Urtica dioica

Common uses as tea

  • Strengthens and supports the whole body
  • Improves resistance to pollens, molds, and environmental pollutants
  • Stabilizes mast cell walls, stopping the cycle of mucous membrane hyperactivity
  • Nourishes and tones the veins, reduces inflammation, and helps prevent blood clots
    Cleanses toxins from the body
  • Helps curb appetite, and boosts energy
  • Builds blood, promotes healthy blood clotting
  • Relieves symptoms of hemorrhage
  • Can help lower blood sugar
  • Incredibly nutrient dense
  • Help with hormone imbalance.

Topical applications

  • Use as a hair rinse to treat dandruff, and hair loss
  • Cleanser for oily skin
  • Wash for sunburn
  • Sitz bath for hemorrhoids
  • Compresses for mastitis, insect bites, heat rash, gout, burns, chilblains, arthritic joints, tendonitis, sciatica, varicose veins, and wounds


  • Nettles are considered generally safe, though use caution when harvesting!
  • Also, use caution when treating elderly people who may be incredibly dry, or cold, yin deficient people