(Medicinal Herbs) Blind Nettle

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

(Medicinal Herbs)  Blind Nettle


Common Names | Parts Usually Used | Plant(s) & Culture | Where Found | Medicinal Properties
Legends, Myths and Stories | Uses | Formulas or Dosages | Bibliography

Scientific Names

Lamium album L. Nettle family

Common Names

Dead nettle
Nettle flowers
Stingless nettle
White archangel
White dead-nettle
White nettle
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Parts Usually Used

Plant, flowers
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Description of Plant(s) and Culture

Blind nettle is a perennial plant; the hollow quadrangular stem is hairy, little-branched, and green or sometimes violet-hued. The leaves are opposite, petioled, ovate and cordate, hairy on both sides, and serrate. White bilabiate flowers appear from April to October.
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Where Found

Found in gardens and waste grounds of New England, and in Europe along roadsides, hedges, fences, walls, railroad embankments, and thickets.
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Medicinal Properties

Antispasmodic, astringent, expectorant, styptic
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Legends, Myths and Stories

According to an old recipe book, steel dipped in the juice of this plant becomes flexible.
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An infusion made from the plant is used for leucorrhea, irregular menstrual periods, and weak menstrual flow, stomach and intestinal problems, and vaginal douches. The infusion can be used as a bath additive to relieve uterine cramps, boils, and tumors. A poultice of boiled leaves and flowers can be used for tumors, boils, sores, varicose veins, and gouty pains. A tea or tincture made from the flowers is used for insomnia. Use young leaves in a salad for a spring tonic. Acts as astringent and is soothing with specific action on the reproductive system, reducing benign prostate enlargement and acting as a uterine tonic; useful after prostate surgery.
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Formulas or Dosages

Infusion: use 2 tsp. plant or flowers with 1 cup water. Take 1 to 1 1/2 cups a day, unsweetened, a mouthful at a time.

Powder: take 1/4 to 1/2 tsp., 3 times a day.

Tincture: 15 ml. per day.
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, by Penelope Ody, Dorling Kindersley, Inc, 232 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016, First American Edition, copyright 1993

, by Nicholas Culpeper, Meyerbooks, publisher, PO Box 427, Glenwood, Illinois 60425, 1990, (reprint of 1814)

Herbal Gardening, compiled by The Robison York State Herb Garden, Cornell Plantations, Matthaei Botanical Gardens of the University of Michigan, University of California Botanical Garden, Berkeley., Pantheon Books, Knopf Publishing Group, New York, 1994, first edition

, by Michael Tierra, C.A., N.D., O.M.D., Lotus Press, PO Box 325, Twin Lakes. WI 53181., Copyright 1988, published 1992

, by John Lust, Bantam Books, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. copyright 1974.

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