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Nettle (Urtica urens)

Nettle is a perennial herb which grows wild throughout the temperate zones of both hemispheres worldwide. The Lesser Nettle (Urtica urens) is widely distributed and resembles the Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) in habit, but has smaller leaves and the flowers. Urtica urens helps with itching swellings, blisters, burns and scalds (see A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by John Clarke, MD, 3rd ed. 1987, vol. III, p. 1486).