Nettle leaf | Urtica dioica | Organic


Common Stinging Nettle is a naturalised weed in many countries, but this doesn’t mean it isn’t helpful nor medicinal in quality!

Nettle is high in mineral content especially iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, silica, selenium, zinc, mangnese & copper. It is also high in vitamin K, folate, Vitamin C & E.  This makes it a lovely nutruitive tonic. This can be made by steeping the herb overnight and drinking half a cupful each morning for several days.

Nettle root contains beta-sitosterol which is used for enlarged prostate. It has been shown to reduce the conversion of aromatase conversion of testosterone to oestrogen.

Nettle leaf is the main part of the plant we use. It contains quercetin which has anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic properties.

Nettle is found in our Spring Tonic for its anti-allergenic properties and also our Give me the Baby tea for its nutritive qualities, our Detox tea for its diuretic properties and our Heavy Nettle tonic for its iron content.

All of our teas are organic or wild harvested from natural surroundings. Enjoy!

This information is for educational purposes. Please do not self-treat disease using herbs alone. Always consult with a qualified & registered herbalist and inform your doctor and pharmacist about your use of herbal remedies.

  1. Fisher, C. 2009
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Additional information


Dried Nettle leaf


Flavonoids – quercetin, rutin, kaempferol, isorhamnetin, Amines – histamine, acetylcholine, 5-hydroxytriptamine, Phenolics – vanillic acid, ferulic acid, chlorogenic acid, caffeoylmalic acid & vanillin, Sterols – b-sitosterol (root), Tannins, Ursolic acid, Coumarins – scopoletin (root), Lectins (root)


Nutritive, Diuretic, Antiallergenic


This herb has GRAS rating {Generally Recognised as Safe}. Nettle contains vitmain K so those taking the blood thinner warfarin should contact their doctor before using Nettle at therapeutic levels.


Steep 1 teaspoon – 1 tablespoon of herb for 10-20 minutes. Reuse and drink 1-3 times a day. Nettle can be steeped overnight for maximal mineral extraction. Nettle can also be infused in a vinegar for several weeks to extract its minerals and phenolic compounds.


20 grams, 50 grams, 100 grams

Country of origin

Native to European & Asian countries Naturalised in New Zealand. Dried herb harvested in Canterbury, New Zealand, subject to seasonal availability.