Primary Medicinal Uses
Nutritive, antihistamine, tonic, blood cleanser, astringent
Dried herb, tea, poultice, tincture
Common Uses

Nettle is very nutritious and delicious, despite its stinging properties. Drying or cooking the plant neutralizes its stinging compounds. Nettle provides a good source of protein, calcium, phosphorous, iron, magnesium, potassium and vitamins.

Nettle makes a great skin and coat rinse for providing relief to itchy skin and fleabites. Leaf tincture or tea can also help seasonal allergies.


As a nutritive, sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of dried herb onto each pound of food fed to dogs, or 1/3 teaspoon for cats.

Wulff-Tilford, Mary, and Gregory L. Tilford. All You Ever Wanted to Know About Herbs for Pets. Irvine, CA: BowTie, 1999. Print.