Tag: Nettle

Herb Profile: Nettle

Botanical Names: Urtica dioica, Urtica urens Family: Urticaceae (Nettle Family), formerly Cannabinaceae (Cannabis Family) Common Names: Nettle, Stinging Nettle. U.urens –Dwarf Nettle, Small Nettle, Dog Nettle Identification: Cordate leaves which taper to a point and are toothed. Green flowers in long, branched clusters spring from the leaf axils. Urtica dioica is ‘dioecious’ meaning individuals are …

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Foraging for Spring Tonics

Spring is an incredibly important time for plants, animals and humans alike. Historically, before our current climate of trade globalisation where we import fresh greens out of season from around the world, winter in Northern climates was a time of limited nutrition. People would have only been able to eat what they could grow, or …

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