Urtica dioica

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    Very herbaceous reminds me somewhat of oregano or marjoram and possibly a faint aftertaste ever so slightly of licorice. Pleasant and effective with my seasonal allergies.

This tisane is derived from stinging nettles and is commonly used to aid in the reductionof arthritic or rheumatic pain in the joints. Nettle is a diuretic and can assist in bladder and kidney health and specifically for preventing kidney stones. Nettle is being used to treat Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and hayfever.

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