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Stinging Nettle

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Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)

As it is known, ancient Greeks were using a great variety of herbs and leaves for healing reasons. Nettle was one of most important medical plants and it was extensively used by Hippocrates and Dioscorides, the great ancient doctors. Moreover, Romans were using it, to protect themselves from the cold.

Nettle is not the most favorite plant for people, due to the skin irritation that causes (to us). On the other hand, nettle can become totally harmless after a simple procedure. The usage of nettle has numerous benefits for our health and it is used by modern medicine as well. It is a good source of vitamin A, C, E, B1, B2, B3 and B5. Also, it contains large amounts of calcium, iron, folic acid, potassium, manganese, phosphorus and many other. Furthermore, nettle helps keeping away menstrual cramps, improves kidney function and it is believed that it enhances sexual function. At last, it has been found to have anticonvulsant activity in cases of rheumatism or sciatica.

Nettle is widely used a beverage, although there are some great dish recipes that contain it as well. For instance, nettle-pie is one of the greatest Greek pies, but it can also be added in soups and in some other really tasteful traditional dishes. Finally, nettle is also be used in a famous Italian risotto.

Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)

As it is known, ancient Greeks were using a great variety of herbs and leaves for healing reasons. Nettle was one of most important medical plants and it was extensively used by Hippocrates and Dioscorides, the great ancient doctors. Moreover, Romans were using it, to protect themselves from the cold.

Nettle is not the most favorite plant for people, due to the skin irritation that causes (to us). On the other hand, nettle can become totally harmless after a simple procedure. The usage of nettle has numerous benefits for our health and it is used by modern medicine as well. It is a good source of vitamin A, C, E, B1, B2, B3 and B5. Also, it contains large amounts of calcium, iron, folic acid, potassium, manganese, phosphorus and many other. Furthermore, nettle helps keeping away menstrual cramps, improves kidney function and it is believed that it enhances sexual function. At last, it has been found to have anticonvulsant activity in cases of rheumatism or sciatica.

Nettle is widely used a beverage, although there are some great dish recipes that contain it as well. For instance, nettle-pie is one of the greatest Greek pies, but it can also be added in soups and in some other really tasteful traditional dishes. Finally, nettle is also be used in a famous Italian risotto.