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Stinging nettle is a plant that grows in North America, Europe, and Africa. It has been used as an herbal remedy for thousands of years.

The name comes from the stinging sensation that you get when you brush against the plant's hairy stem and leaves.

From: Stinging Nettle WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Natural Standard Bottom Line Monograph: "Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica)."

Natural Standard Professional Monograph: "Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica)."

Chrubasik, J. , August 2007. Phytomedicine

Roschek, B. , July 2009. Phytotherapy Research

Alternative Medicine Review , September 2007.

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on May 22, 2017

SOURCES:

Natural Standard Bottom Line Monograph: "Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica)."

Natural Standard Professional Monograph: "Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica)."

Chrubasik, J. , August 2007. Phytomedicine

Roschek, B. , July 2009. Phytotherapy Research

Alternative Medicine Review , September 2007.

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on May 22, 2017

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