What is Urtica?
Urtica is commonly known as stinging nettle and familiar to most as a weed. The name Urtica comes from the Latin verb, meaning 'to burn'. Recognition of its usefulness dates back to Roman times, and for years herbalists have treasured it for an excellent blood tonic.
Stinging Nettle, has a well-known reputation for its sting when the skin touches the hairs and bristles on the leaves and stems, however when the fine hairs on the Urtica plant come into contact with a painful area of the body they can actually cause a decrease in the original pain!
What is the nutrient profile of Urtica dioica?
Urtica dioica’s leaves and root provide a wide variety of nutrients, such as Vitamins A, B, C and K, calcium, iron, Magnesium, potassium, sodium, Phosphorus, Amino Acids, polyphenols, linoleic acid and Beta-carotene. A.Vogel gardeners carefully nurture this crop and twice each year harvest the fresh plant tops for use in this tincture.
How will Urtica benefit my health?
Urtica has been used for thousands of years to for Joint Health & Inflammation, Eczema, arthritis, anemia and gout. Today, Urtica dioica is used in the treatment of urinary tract infections, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), or for sprains & strains.