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Frontier Bulk Nettle, Stinging Root Cut & Sifted, ORGANIC, 1 lb. package Frontier Bulk Nettle, Stinging Root Cut & Sifted, ORGANIC, 1 lb. package (Urtica dioica)
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Frontier Bulk Nettle, Stinging Root Cut & Sifted, ORGANIC, 1 lb. package
Frontier Bulk Nettle, Stinging Root Cut & Sifted, ORGANIC, 1 lb. package
Size: 1 lb
Price: $30.00
Botanical Name: Urtica dioica L.
Directions: To use as a tea, pour 1 cup boiling water over 1 tsp. of herb, cover and steep 3-5 minutes.
Product Notes: The whole stinging nettle plant is valuable — leaves, seeds and roots. Its uses include food, traditional remedies, a fiber source, a dye plant and a rejuvenating spring tonic.

Origin: USA/Europe
Organic: QAI Certified Organic
Kosher: KSA Certified
Supplement Facts
Serving Size 1 tsp
Servings About 192
  Amount per% Daily
  ServingValue
Total Carbohydrate  2g<1%*
Organic Nettle, cut (root)  2.4g**
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
** Daily Value not established.

Common Name: Nettle
Plant Part: Root
Bar Code: 0-89836-02566-1
1 lb Bulk Bag 30.00 addtocart1

Frontier Bulk Nettle, Stinging Leaf Cut & Sifted, ORGANIC, 1 lb package Frontier Bulk Nettle, Stinging Leaf Cut & Sifted, ORGANIC, 1 lb package (Urtica dioica)
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Frontier Bulk Nettle, Stinging Leaf Cut & Sifted, ORGANIC, 1 lb package
Frontier Bulk Nettle, Stinging Leaf Cut & Sifted, ORGANIC, 1 lb package
Size: 1 lb
Price: $20.80
Botanical Name: Urtica dioica L.
Directions: To prepare as a tea, pour 8 oz. boiling water over 1-2 teaspoons of herb. Cover and steep for 5-10 minutes, strain and serve immediately.
Function: Blood Builder, multi-mineral source*
Product Notes: The whole stinging nettle plant is valuable — leaves, seeds and roots. Its uses include food, traditional remedies, a fiber source, a dye plant and a rejuvenating spring tonic.

Origin: Bulgaria
Organic: QAI Certified Organic
Kosher: KSA Certified
Supplement Facts
Serving Size 2 tsp (901mg)
Servings About 503
  Amount per% Daily
  ServingValue
Total Carbohydrate  1g<1%*
Calcium  24mg2%
Organic Nettle, cut (leaf)  901mg**
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
** Daily Value not established.

Common Name: Nettle
Plant Part: Leaf
Bar Code: 0-89836-00961-6
*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

1 lb Bulk Bag 20.80 addtocart2

Frontier Bulk Nettle, Stinging Leaf Cut & Sifted 1 lb package Frontier Bulk Nettle, Stinging Leaf Cut & Sifted 1 lb package (Urtica dioica)
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Frontier Bulk Nettle, Stinging Leaf Cut & Sifted 1 lb package
Frontier Bulk Nettle, Stinging Leaf Cut & Sifted 1 lb package
Size: 1 lb
Price: $18.00
Botanical Name: Urtica dioica L.
Directions: To prepare as a tea, pour 8 oz. boiling water over 1-2 teaspoons of herb. Cover and steep for 5-10 minutes, strain and serve immediately.
Product Notes: The whole stinging nettle plant is valuable — leaves, seeds and roots. Its uses include food, traditional remedies, a fiber source, a dye plant and a rejuvenating spring tonic.

Origin: Bulgaria
Kosher: KSA Certified
Supplement Facts
Serving Size 2 tsp (822mg)
Servings About 551
  Amount per% Daily
  ServingValue
Total Carbohydrate  1g<1%*
Calcium  22mg2%
Nettle, cut (leaf)  822mg**
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
** Daily Value not established.

Common Name: Nettle
Plant Part: Leaf
Bar Code: 0-89836-00618-9
1 lb Bulk Bag 18.00 addtocart3

Frontier Bulk Nettle, Stinging Leaf Powder, ORGANIC, 1 lb. package Frontier Bulk Nettle, Stinging Leaf Powder, ORGANIC, 1 lb. package (Urtica dioica)
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Frontier Bulk Nettle, Stinging Leaf Powder, ORGANIC, 1 lb. package
Frontier Bulk Nettle, Stinging Leaf Powder, ORGANIC, 1 lb. package
Size: 1 lb
Price: $33.80
Botanical Name: Urtica dioica L.
Product Notes: The whole stinging nettle plant is valuable — leaves, seeds and roots. Its uses include food, traditional remedies, a fiber source, a dye plant and a rejuvenating spring tonic.

Origin: Bulgaria
Organic: QAI Certified Organic
Kosher: KSA Certified
Supplement Facts
Serving Size 1.3g
Servings About 351
  Amount per% Daily
  ServingValue
Total Carbohydrate  1g<1%*
   Dietary Fiber  <1g2%*
Calcium  35mg4%
Organic Nettle, powder (leaf)  1.3g**
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
** Daily Value not established.

Common Name: Nettle
Plant Part: Leaf
Bar Code: 0-89836-02634-7
1 lb Bulk Bag 33.80 addtocart4

Stinging nettle is a perennial herb originating in Eurasia, but now naturalized over much of the world. Its many documented uses, from as far back as the Bronze Age, led to its seed being carried to numerous regions by settlers, where the plant soon escaped cultivation. The whole stinging nettle plant is valuable — leaves, seeds and roots. Its uses include food, traditional remedies, a fiber source, a dye plant and a rejuvenating spring tonic.

Botanical name: Urtica dioica L.

Common name: stinging nettle

Synonyms: common nettle, nettles, sumidad de ortiga (Spanish)

The Plant: There are two species of nettle recognized in various pharmacopoeia's as interchangeable — Urtica dioica, or stinging nettle, and Urtica urens,, or dwarf nettle. Dwarf nettle is a two- to three-foot annual with a taproot, while stinging nettle is a tall perennial with creeping rhizomes that send up new plants, often creating thickets of stinging nettle. Urtica dioica, is the species most often offered as the herb in the U.S., although dwarf nettle is sometimes sold in Europe and can occasionally be found mixed in with nettles herb in this country when the plants sold were wild-harvested in Europe.

Stinging nettle herb grows up to six feet in height. It prefers rich, moist soil and is found growing wild in temperate zones around the world on stream banks, disturbed soils and partly shady areas. The stem and leaf of the nettle plant are covered with two types of plant hairs or trichomes — stinging trichomes and glandular trichomes. The stinging trichomes contain an irritant made up of histaminie, acetylcholine and serotonin. When the fresh plant is brushed, the tips of the stinging trichomes break off into the skin, releasing their contents. The burning, stinging, irritating feeling at the site of a nettle sting can last for several hours. For those who have accidentally brushed against nettles and been rewarded with the stings, it's hard to believe that people have intentionally lashed themselves with brunches of fresh nettle to provoke this irritating skin rash. Using nettles in this way as a counter-irritant, is an age-old remedy called urtication, and was done to stimulate or warm a limb or joint.

nettleWhen the herb is dried, the constituents responsible for the sting are quickly dissipated — although even with their stings neutralized, the trichomes on the leaves and stems can cause skin irritation in the dried herb. These stinging trichomes can be seen in the lab under a microscope. The large hollow hypodermic needle-like structures seen in the photo are the stinging trichomes on a dried nettle leaf. Other non-stinging trichomes cover the leaf.

The parts used of the nettle plant used include the leaf, stripped from the stem after drying, the roots and the seed. Freeze-dried juice and leaf are used when the constituents found in the stinging trichomes are desired in the final product.

Constituents of Note: Chlorogenic acid, while present at low levels, is considered a key marker ingredient in nettles herb. A variety of other constituents, including flavonoids and histamine and other amines, and plant sterols are also present. Nettles leaf also contains a variety of nutrients that vary in quantity depending the age of the plants and where and when they are harvested — vitamin C, beta-carotene, calcium, magnesium, chlorophyll, proteins and dietary fiber have all been reported. Nettles root contains several lignins, tannins and phytosterols.

nettleQuality: Stinging nettle leaf is best harvested when the herb is in full bloom and before it goes to seed, so little or no seed should be present in the dried herb. Nettle leaf should not have any woody or large stems with less than 5% of small, thin stem pieces present. Due to their fibrous nature, clumps of leaves may be present in the herb. Nettle leaf is medium green in color with the upper surface of the leaves a darker green and the underside lighter green as seen in the picture of fresh leaf shown here. A small amount of yellow to brown leaf may be present. Washed out or pale green colored nettle leaf may indicate old herb, while very dark brown to black leaves indicates excessive leaf damage during harvest, harvesting leaves while wet, or poor drying conditions. (It's important to dry nettle leaf quickly to prevent off-flavors and mold.)

The flavor and aroma of the nettle leaf is another indication of quality. The aroma of good quality nettles is faint and herbaceous with a slightly bitter, slightly salty, pleasant, herbaceous flavor. Nettle leaf that smells musty or has a strong, unpleasant musty or fishy flavor is of poor quality.

Stinging nettle root is harvested in the fall and includes the roots and the rhizomes of the plant. The outside of the root is gray-brown in color and white or ivory inside around the hollow core. Nettle roots have a twisted appearance with distinct grooves in the bark. They have a mild flavor and are slightly mucilaginous when chewed.

Regulatory Status: Dietary Supplement

Did you know? Nettle paper? Nettle cloth? Yes, the fibers of the nettle plant have been valued since the Bronze Age and used to make clothing and other cloth items, fishing nets, cords and sailcloth. And the roots produced a yellow dye which could be used to dye the nettle cloth. Nettles were also an important source of nutritients. Young nettles shoots were harvested as a vegetable and steamed and eaten as early spring greens (cooking eliminates the sting) in soups or as a substitute for spinach in other dishes. The leaves were also fed to poultry and to livestock. The seeds were eaten both by humans and animals. The roots have also been used as vegetable rennet in cheese-making.

Directions: To make stinging nettle leaf tea, pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 to 2 teaspoons of herb, cover and let steep for 5 to 10 minutes.

To make stinging nettle root tea, add 1 cup of water to 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of nettle root and bring to boil, then simmer for 5 minutes. Let stand for 10 to 15 minutes, then strain.

Suggested Uses: Nettle leaf is used in shampoos and hair rinses, in teas, and some skin care products. As an herb, it is known as a blood builder and multi-mineral source*, thus the popularity of the fresh young shoots as a spring tonic.

The tannins in nettle root account for it's astringent properties. It is used as a tea, skin wash and a gargle. Nettle root is also used in hair care preparations. While nettle has not had the broad popularity of nettle leaf, that could change as current scientific studies explore the effects nettle root may have on various hormone related chemical processes in the body, especially in men.

* Disclaimer: This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Caution/Safety: The Botanical Safety Handbook* classifies stinging nettle as:

Class:1 herbs which can be safely consumed when used appropriately

Per the German Commission E Monograph** for nettle leaf there are no known contraindications, side effects or drug interactions. For nettle root there are no known contraindications or drug interactions and side effects listed are occasionally, mild gastrointestinal upsets.

*Michael McGuffin, ed., American Herbal Products Association's Botanical Safety Handbook, (New York: CRC Press, 1997)

**Mark Blumenthal, ed., The Complete German Commission E Monographs, (Austin TX: Integrative Medicine Communications, 1998

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Origins: Nettles are both cultivated and wild harvested. Our nettles come from either the United States or Eastern Europe depending on yearly availability and quality.

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