Uses

  • Catarrh,
  • Leucorrhea,
  • Bronchial Hemorrhage
  • Blood Spitting Uterine Hemorrhage
  • Nephritis
  • Hematuria
  • Menorrhagia
  • Laxative (from young leaves)
  • Asthma & bronchial problems (from dried leaves)

Description

Non Woody plants lasting for 3 seasons or more, usually having both re-productive organs in same plant, bearing either staminate or pistillate flower pubescents, stinging hairs.

Stem

Erect, usually simple upto 2 m tall.

Leaves

Slender, petioled, ovate cordate, oblong or lanceolate, serrate, acute or acuminate, 5 to 15 cm long; stipules free, linear lenceolate, 5 to 15 mm long, cinereous puberulent. Inflorescence branched, many flowered, loose or dense, commonly cyme, unisexual, exceeding the subtending petioles.

Fruiting

Calyx ovate, about 2 mm long, pubescent and longer then outer calyx. Fruit an achene, ovate about 1.5 mm long


Distribution

Great Britain, Europe, Japan, U.S.A. and India


Constituents

  • Acetylcholine;
  • histamine;
  • and
  • 5-hydroxytryptamine


Microscopical

Leaf:

Dorsiventral; glandular hairs (having a stalk and a head) and conical, silicified stinging hairs present. Stomata confined to lower surface only; cystolith present.

Petiole:

is t.s. through distal end showed a depply cresentic arc of widely spaced collateral bundles.

Stem:

cork arising much deeper in the cortex; cortex well developed; pericycle consists of isolated patches of fibers, individual fibers sometimes 7 cm tor more long.

Vascular bundles conjoint, collateral and open; wood parenchyma cells of two types; with normally lignified walls and paratracheal and with thin unlignified walls occuring as bands or islands; in cross section the ray tissue included within such parenchyma usually unlignified, some times contain solitary crystals.

Alternating zones of lignified and unlignified ground tissue noted in the xylem.


Mention In

  • Introduced in 1856, Hirschel's Archiv. II, 162;
  • Homoepathic Pharmacopoeia of United States, 7th Edition, 569.

Preparation

Mother Tincture Q

  • Urtica Dioica Moist Magma containing solids         100gm
  • Plant Moisture                                                               300ml
  • Purified Water                                                               200ml
  • Strong Alcohol                                                               537ml
To make 1 liter of Mother Tincture

LanguageSynonym
French Ortie Brulante
Botanical Urt. Dio.
Botanical Urtica Dioica Linn.
English Urtica Dioica
English Common Nettle
English Stinging Nettle
German Grosse Brennessel
Urdu بچھو بوٹی
Urdu بچہوا
Specification
Part Whole Plant

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Urtica Dioica

  • Origin: Eurasia
  • Product Code: Common Nettle
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Tags: Catarrh, Leucorrhea, Bronchial Hemorrhage Blood Spitting Uterine Hemorrhage Nephritis Hematuria Menorrhagia Laxative (from young leaves) Asthma & bronchial problems (from dried leaves)