Nettle (Isırgan otu), whose Latin name means 'Urtica' to burn, is from the stinging family. Its homeland is the Mediterranean. It likes temperate climates. It grows easily in almost every region of our country. It is a herbaceous plant that blooms from June to September.
One of the most distinctive features of nettle is that the fine hairs on its leaves irritate the skin when it comes into contact with the skin.
Nettle is an essential ingredient used in herbal medicine since ancient times. Its leaves have a hairy texture that is painful and also causes itching, redness and swelling. At the same time, stinging nettle has fruits and vegetable oil is obtained with these nut-like fruits.
It has high antioxidant properties and is the molecules that help protect your cells from damage by free radicals. The damage caused by free radicals is linked to aging as well as cancer and other diseases. Studies show that stinging nettle can increase antioxidant levels in the blood.
As a nation that loves herbal teas, we dry whatever we find and drink it in the form of tea. In order to discover the healing aspects of the immense universe, we both do sports and prepare for herbal teas with bags and scissors, without listening to the mountains. One of the kitchen cabinets is filled with colorful mugs and the other is filled with all kinds of herbal teas. We offer a herbal tea to our guests who come to our house, when they first cough or complain of a pain, they go to the kitchen immediately. We are such a generous nation.
It is known in many names as Urtica dioica, burn nettle, stinging nettle, nettle leaf