This article is about Nettle, a member of the Poaceae family.
What is Nettle?
It is about 30-50 cm high and the leaves and stems become red and swollen when touched. This is due to the presence of spines called thorny hairs.
Origin of scientific name
Scientific name: NUrtica dioica L
Derived from an ancient Latin word meaning “prickly”.
How to use
How to cook
The young leaves can also be boiled and eaten like spinach.
Benefits of Nettle
Thers antihistamine properties and helps to relieve allergy symptoms.
It is also a good source of iron, which helps to prevent anaemia and purify the blood.
How to grow Nettle
Ther’s sensitive to heat and humidity and should be grown in well ventilated soil.
Poor air circulation makes it easy for beetles to get hold of them.
・Points of note
Don’t plant in the garden as it invades the ground with its creeping roots.
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