Description: A perennial that is native to Europe, but is
naturalized throughout the United States and Canada.
Part Used: roots and flowers
allergic rhinitis &
It contains steroidal and phenolic substances.
Dosage: Adult daily dose of root for BPH is 4-6g
4g herb in hot water 3-4x daily
Capsules of 150-300 mg for allergic rhinitis
Tincture - 1/4 to 1 teaspoon up to twice a day
Precautions/Adverse Effects: Can cause topical irritation following
direct contact with exposed skin. Rare gastrointestinal
disturbances, oliguria and edema.
Contraindications: Cardiac and renal disease. Pregnancy/Lactating
women. Also use cautiously in older adults over the age of 65.
with diabetes do not use nettle, it causes poor glycemic
It does not produce
enough diuresis to reduce the edema associated with heart failure or to
reduce blood pressure.
Eat foods high in potassium, such as bananas, and
If nettle is rubbed against the skin, can cause burning for up to 12
hours, wash with soap and water.