Usage : White Nettle plant has astringent properties and edible leaves and flowers. The
leaves can be eaten raw in salads or cooked like spinach. They can also
be used to flavour soups and stews. You can make a tisane with the
flowering tops which is said to be an excellent tonic (containing vitamin A) and which acts as a blood purifier and to help with menstrual problems.
The leaves and flowers are used in a hot compress for piles and varicose
veins, while the distilled water of the flowers has been used
traditionally as an eye lotion.
It has been used to induce sleep, and the flowers boiled in water were
used for bronchial problems while the roots, boiled in wine were used to
disperse kidney stones.