(Herbs Wiki) Hemp Nettle

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Hemp Nettle Scientific Names and Common Names,Hemp Nettle Biochemical Information,Uses,Warning,Where Found,Parts Usually Used,Hemp Nettle Description of Plant(s) and Culture,Medicinal Properties.

(Herbs Wiki) Hemp Nettle


Common Names | Parts Usually Used | Plant(s) & Culture | Where Found | Medicinal Properties | Biochemical Information
Uses | Formulas or Dosages | Bibliography

Scientific Names

Galeopsis tetrahit L. Mint family

Common Names

Bastard hemp
Hemp dead nettle
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Parts Usually Used

The plant
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Description of Plant(s) and Culture

Hemp nettle is an annual weed; the square, branching stem is swollen at the joints and covered with bristly, downward-pointing hairs. The opposite, ovate, coarsely toothed leaves are from 2-5 inches long and bristly on both sides. Dense, whorled, terminal or axillary clusters of pale magenta, 2-lipped flowers with bell-shaped, spiny calyxes appear from June to October.
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Where Found

Grows in gardens and waste places all over Canada, in Alaska, and from the Great Lakes south to West Virginia.
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Medicinal Properties

Astringent, diuretic, expectorant
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Biochemical Information

Silica 72%
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Clears up bronchial congestion, hay fever, asthma, bed wetting, various skin diseases, and phlegm and is commonly used for coughs. Recommended for anemia and other blood disorders. Europeans use it as a home remedy for spleen problems and tuberculosis.
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Formulas or Dosages

Infusion: steep 2 tsp. dried herb in 1/2 cup water for 5-10 minutes. Take 1 to 1 1/2 cups per day.

Decoction: boil 2 to 4 tsp. dried herb in 1 cup water for 10 minutes. Take 1 cup per day.
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, by John Lust, Bantam Books, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. copyright 1974.

, by Dr. H.C.A. Vogel; Keats Publishing, Inc., 27 Pine Street (Box 876) New Canaan, CT. 06840-0876. Copyright Verlag A. Vogel, Teufen (AR) Switzerland 1952, 1991

, Third College Edition, Victoria Neufeldt, Editor in Chief, New World Dictionaries: A Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 15 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10023, 1984

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