- Nettle is a nutrition-packed plant that can be a great addition to your family’s meals. - Nettle provides iron along with routine and a whole host of vitamins. - Stinging nettle is often used in traditional medicine for its ability to balance nutritional issues.
- The flowers of stinging nettle are great for attracting bees and butterflies to your garden. - Nettles are great for improving your garden soil.
- Grow your nettles in a space that is out of the way. - Behind other landscaping is a great place to place nettles to prevent accidental stinging. - Nettles prefer full sun with quality soil. Nettles do not do well in the shade.
- To protect yourself wear gloves and long sleeves while harvesting your nettles. - To break down the spines of the nettle and make it safe to eat you can cook them or crush the nettles by hand.
The chemicals released by stinging nettles include: – histamine – acetylcholine – serotonin – leukotrienes – moroidin