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Ash
Bogbean
Comfrey
Dandelion
Dock
Elder
Houseleek
Ivy
Mallow
Nettle
Ribwort plantain
Thyme
Yarrow
Nettle
Urtica dioica
Nettle
Common herbaceous perennial, preferring damp, nutrient-rich soils.

'Nettle tea was made and drunk for stomach complaints.'
Histon, Cambridgeshire, 1989

Nettle

'Nettle tea for asthma, chest complaints and blood disorders.'
Larne, Co. Antrim, 1992

'Eat three feed of boiled young nettles in the springtime and it will keep you free of disease for the rest of the year.'
Ballymote, Co. Sligo, 1994

'My grandmother used to swear by nettles, she would beat her wrists with them to treat her arthritis.'
Chelsea, London, 2001


Nettle has also been recorded as 'boosting blood iron', and being used to treat bronchitis, dandruff, lumbago, rashes and scurvy. It is used by practitioners of herbal medicine in the treatment of ailments such as eczema, asthma, anaemia, and colic.




Cures featured in this exhibition and on the website should be used only with advice from a qualified medical herbalist.