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Stinging Nettle (the food and medicinal uses of stinging nettle)

All About Stinging Nettle | Health Benefits, Uses, & More

Stinging nettle (Urtica spp.) has come to be one of the more popular wild greens of the spring and early summer. It often pops up at farmer’s markets and on farm-to-table menus. Its inherent wildness, culinary versatility, and impressive nutrient density make it quite an attractive plant! If you’re lucky enough to have come across it in the wild, you probably know it by its sting too. While not particularly flashy or showy, stinging nettle’s benefits and uses are incredibly abundant!