Nettle is an herb that normally appears on the edges of fields and temperate forests. It is covered with hollow hairs that contain acetylcholine and other potent substances; on contact with the skin, hairs are broken, injecting these substances into the skin and causing a stinging pain.
The plant prefers a moist soil rich in nutrients, like fertile soil of temperate forest.
The young leaves are very nutritious, boiling it can remove hairs. It is recommended for pregnant and lactating women food; it is also a home remedy for anemia due to its high iron content. It is very useful to strengthen the blood and liver. The application of stinging hairs for chronic pain may be its oldest and common use. The infusion of nettle is a home remedy for gout, anemia, edema, eczema, stones or kidney stones and urinary inflammation.