Uritica Dioica

Folk names: Lesser Nettle, Stinging Nettle

Medicinal Uses

(This information has been collected from Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine as well as The Herbal Academy of New England, it has NOT been confirmed by Licensed Herbalist)

  • Alterative

  • Antihistamine

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Astringent

  • Diuretic

  • Galactagogue

  • Hemostatic

  • Nutritive

  • Rubefacient

WARNING: Talk to your Doctor/Medical Professional before adding any 

Supplements, herbal teas, Infusions, etc. ​

Part of the reason that we list Medical Jargin is because many plants can interfere with or even counteract medications we already take or it can exacerbate ailments we already have. 

When talking to your Medical Professional, we suggest asking what "actions" an herb might do to interfere with your health, either positive of negative. For example, if you suffer from heartburn, a Cholagogue which creates more bile may not be advantagous. Too much of a good thing, eh?

Planet: Mars
Element: Fire
Gender: Masculine


  • Thor (Norse)

Parts Used: Leaves, Stalks, Rhizomes (root system), Seeds


  • Traditional Chinese Medicine: Hsieh-tzu-ts'ao

  • Ayurvedic: Vrishchikali


  • Food (Sting leaves with cooking)

  • Infusion

  • Tea

  • Tincture

Nettles in Action

The Bat & Raven offers these products that utilize the properties of Nettles.

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​Magical Uses

  • Banish Negativity

  • Cleansing

  • Consecration

  • Courage

  • Exorcism

  • Healing

  • Hex-breaking

  • Home Blessing

  • Lust

  • Protection

  • Purification

  • Threshold guardian in home, life, and death

  • Warding

In Scotland, I have eaten nettles, I have slept in nettle sheets, and I have dined off a nettle tablecloth... I have heard my mother say that she thought nettle cloth more durable any other species of linen.

- Thomas Campbell, Scottish poet of the 18th-19th Cen. CE