I explain the benefits of stinging nettles as putting a spring in your step because they are touted as a nutritional food. Sauteed, they taste somewhat like tough spinach and seaweed without so much salt- as a diatary supplement (tincture) they taste kind of like a wheatgrass shot.
I have been researching Nettles in my herb books. The book of Herbal Wisdom by Matthew Wood sites several herbalist/Drs in the 1800's that used Nettles in various forms but mostly tincture for removing uric acid from the body, especially in cases of gout. He also uses it for eczema and other rashes or "gravel". He explains that Nettles "contains more protein than any other plant in the temperate zone", and that there are countless benefits of using it from "cleaning the blood" to healing burns and getting rid of hot/cold intermittent fevers (especially associated with the gout). Nettles is a micro-nutrient rich energetic boost, a diuretic and a natural antihistamines and may help you get through allergy season*
Ingedients: Filtered Water, Kosher Glycerin, Ethyl Alcohol, nettles leaf (urtica dioica)
Suggested use: Adults: Take a dropperful (30 drops) in water or juice. Alternately directly by mouth up to 4X daily or as directed.
Children; Tape a drop at a time 1-5 drops by mouth or in 2-4 oz of water or juice up to 4x daily or as directed.