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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.

Features
  • 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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Best Place to Buy August 26, 2014
Reviewer: Brie from Jacksonville, FL United States  
I have bought many things from My Patriot Supply and EVERY time they have my order out within 24 hours. I always get my package quickly and never have problems. The package arrives in great condition as well as the seeds I've ordered. I have grown many of them (turned out awesome!) and will continue to buy from this company. I haven't come across a quicker, more efficient, and higher quality place to buy from!

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Good quality, Wastful packaging. April 17, 2014
Reviewer: David Kaminski from Lake Orion, MI United States  
The seeds are of course fine, but when buying 5 packs of seeds, it is very clear how much is being wasted in terms of packaging. I wish I could post the picture I took... All of the seeds could have easily fit into one of the pouches.

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Nettle April 11, 2014
Reviewer: Jackie Perkins from Sweet Springs, MO United States  
An herb I want on hand for medicinal.

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Thanks April 7, 2014
Reviewer: Rebecca Yarbrough from Marmaduke, AR United States  
Thank you for the opportunity to plant, and watch this grow from seed.

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Non-GMO seeds, Well packaged, fresh March 15, 2014
Reviewer: Eadie Rowell from Zebulon, NC United States  
Great! Arrived as promised in a sealed packet inside a sealed aluminum , plastic lined zip lock envelope with planting instructions. Delivered promptly after placing order. My Patriot Supply has taken the Non GMO seed pledge and is on the online list of safe guaranteed non GMO seed providers. I give all their seeds a thumbs up. Couldn't ask for more. Before I bought I compared several other online seed companies for quantities and prices. My Patriot Supply beat them all hands down! I will never buy my seeds and survival supplies from any other company.

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