Nettle is now found grown throughout the world because of it's many uses. Organic Dried Nettle leaf has natural diuretic actions, which can flush excess uric acid from muscles and joints, helping to relieve arthritic pain and inflammations. Additionally, it plays a role as an anti-inflammatory. Nettle tea is helpful to soothe the symptoms of itchy watery eyes, runny nose and sneezing common in allergy season.
Nettle is also used in folktales in a variety of countries. Nettle has also been associated with death and death customs for many years. Burial cloths were made from it's fibers in the middle ages and the folklore around it also indicates that Nettle might even be able to save somebody from death. Pagans use Nettle for a variety of reasons including creating brooms, keeping negative forces out of the home, and used to ward off ghosts. Wiccans and other Pagans can use Nettle to consecrate an Athame.
Each herb possesses unique ways of helping you to stay healthy and support your body, mind, and spirit. Herbs are used for a variety of purposes. In addition to medicines, herbs are often used for making teas, bathing, body care products, flower essences, supplements, and as fragrances.
Many thousands of years after mankind uncovered the medicinal and spiritual use of these plants, scientists have acquired the tools that were needed to figure out how they worked and confirm their effectiveness. You can see an example of this in scientific articles confirming the effectiveness of elderberry improving your immune system with thousands of antioxidants and even anticarcinogenic effects!
We encourage you to do your research before ingesting any herb. This is especially true if you are taking any medications, as many herbs interact with specific types of medications (St. Johns Wort and Antidepressants for example, causes serotonin syndrome, which can be fatal). Always consult your doctor before trying to treat, diagnose, or cure any medical condition, as they know what is best specifically for you.