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The "Great Nettle" is one of over 500 varieties of nettle and is known to reach up to a meter high! The name Urtica Dioicia is the latin name; Uro meaning "to burn" and Dioicia meaning "two houses". This is because both male and female flowers grow on each stalk making the nettle self pollinating.

Used in ancient times by the Romans for boosting leg circulation, the fibrous stalks were used to make sacking - a fine cloth - and even paper. In World War I, Germany and Austria utilized Nettles for cloth making and in dried form for horse feed and to induce egg laying in hens.

The uses of this surprisingly versatile herb include utilizing it as a Spring harvested vegetable, containing high amounts of Calcium,
Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Potassium, Zinc, with Vitamins A, B, C, D and K. The dry leaf contains a whopping 40% protein by volume. In culinary uses it is substituted easily for greens, including spinach.

Nettles have many medicinal uses: Salves, Oils, Tonics, Hair rinses that stimulate growth, shine, strength and assist thinning. Nettle tea is used for Asthma, Allergy and Cold relief in the loosening of congestion, regarded as a Diuretic, helps to maintain Kidney health and function and it is said to aid in the actual production of coagulation and hemoglobin production in red blood cells. It is used in homeopathic treatments for Anemia, Menstrual relief and reduction, Prostate health, Gout, Rheumatism, Arthritis, Joint pain and many skin conditions including softening fine lines of aging skin. In juiced form, Nettle is used for a bug spray, and is anti-bacterial..

The plump green seeds are dried and used for energy and a nutritional boost by the teaspoon full, although moderation is suggested. The dry leaf form makes an excellent medicinal tea. The dry leaves and stalks are used for animal feed. Composted for your garden it breaks down into a manure substitute.

Harvesting the threads of seeds from the Nettles is at the end of the growing season, when the seeds dry on the stalk. Don the rubber gloves with long sleeves and clip off into a basket. They will simply air dry on a screen. Always use the entire Nettle, cutting it from an inch or two from it's base. To treat the sting rub Dock, the soil they grow in, or the fern next to them to ease. Nettle can be contained in upraised beds or large pots.

For planting Nettle seeds, sow them lightly on a moist fertile well draining soil. They need to be kept moist to germinate. Once they are established they return every year. They prefer more shade and damper soil. Nettles do well planted by trees, streams and ponds.

  • Comes in E-Z Lock resealable, reusable triple-layered foil packets
  • Seeds are open pollinated and can be grown, harvested, and replanted endlessly
  • Dried & sealed airtight for long-term storage
  • Nutritional value: Used medicinally and in teas

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Nettle July 19, 2017
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Nettle March 12, 2017
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Nettle 150+ seeds April 20, 2015
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We love Patriot Seeds Amazing Product! March 17, 2015
Reviewer: Bobi Palacio from Kansas City, KS United States  
Amazing Seeds always produce great fruits and vegetables.  This is our 3rd year planting with these seeds and we love them

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Great Vendor February 26, 2015
Reviewer: thekarco from Bay Point, CA United States  
I was pleasantly surprised when I received my package ahead of time.  I was quite delighted to notice the excellent packaging that my ordered seeds came in.  I did not expect the metallic envelopes protecting the seeds for the low price I paid for the seeds.

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