Urticaceae Urtica dioica L.

Stinging Nettle

Hesquiat - Drug, Antirheumatic (External)

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J. and Barbara S. Efrat, 1982, Ethnobotany of the Hesquiat Indians of Vancouver Island, Victoria. British Columbia Provincial Museum, page 76

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Scientific name: Urtica dioica L.
USDA symbol: URDID (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Stinging Nettle
Family: Urticaceae
Family (APG): Urticaceae
Native American Tribe: Hesquiat
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Antirheumatic (External)
Notes: Poultice of steamed leaves and roots used on swollen, sore, arthritic legs, ankles and joints.

RECRD: 741 id: 41686