Ingredients Glossary

Stinging Nettle

Stinging Nettle
Botanical name: Urtica dioica

Alternative Names
Common nettle
Great nettle
Nettle

Stinging nettle has been used as a medicinal agent since ancient times. More than 100 chemical components have been identified in the hairs, roots, leaves and rhizomes of nettle. Amines, such as acetylcholine, 5-hydroxytriptamine (serotonin), and histamine are found in the stinging hairs; adrenaline and noradrenaline are in the chloroplasts.

Functions:
Stinging nettle has been used to support urinary function.

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