Urticaceae Urtica dioica L.

Stinging Nettle

Thompson - Drug, Antirheumatic (External)

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J., Laurence C. Thompson and M. Terry Thompson et al., 1990, Thompson Ethnobotany: Knowledge and Usage of Plants by the Thompson Indians of British Columbia, Victoria. Royal British Columbia Museum, page 289

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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: Thompson
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Antirheumatic (External)
Notes: Nettles used for arthritis. One informant said that a neighboring woman who had arthritis hit her skin all over with nettles and within two months, she was getting strong and healthy again.

RECRD: 33453 id: 41734