Urtica dioica

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Urtica dioica.
The English Names for this herb are Common Nettle, Great stinging Nettle, Nettle, Stinging Nettle.

Pharmacological Actions

The pharmacological Actions of Urtica dioica are Anti-rheumatic, Astringent, Depurative, Diuretic, Estrogenic, Expectorant, Hypoglycaemic, Nourishing, Nutritive, Restorative, Stimulant.


The Indications of Whole Herb of Urtica dioica are Cough, Cystitis, Ascites, Tuberculosis, Gastro-Intestinal Disorders, Anaemia, Fatigue, Bladder Irritation, Chronic Skin Diseases, Arthritis, Edema, Sunburn, Bengin prostatic hyperplasia, Hay fever, Pregnancy report, Urinary haemorrhage.

No Contra Indication information is available for Urtica dioica.


No Temperament information is available for Urtica dioica.

Available Brands

No Brand information is available for Urtica dioica.

Compound Preparations

No Compound Preparation information is available for Urtica dioica.


Tincture2.000ml - 6.000mlthree times a day
Whole Herb2.000g - 4.000gDried herb.

Herb's Description

Urtica dioica. A common perennial with a square bristly stem 2-3 feet high, with opposite cordate petiolate deeply serrated pointed leaves which are downy underneath. Covered in rigid stinging hairs which contain an irritating fluid. Small greenish flowers in axillary clusters bloom in summer.

Taste Odor & Occurrence

Occurence: It occurs in North America.. This plant can be found growing in the short grass prairie in North America, but it is common all over the world.


No information regarding Urtica dioica's substitute is currently available.

Active Constituents

Urtica dioica's Active constituents:


No information regarding Urtica dioica's antidot is currently available.

Warning & Precautions

Allergic reactions to nettle are rare. However, when contact is made with the skin, fresh nettles can cause a rash.


Currently no Toxicity information is available for Urtica dioica. (work in progress)