Scientific Name: Lamium album
Other Names: Blind Nettle, Dumb Nettle, Dead Nettle, Deaf Nettle, Bee Nettle, Archangel, Stingless Nettle, White Archangel
The medicinal parts are the flowers and leaves.
Flavone glycosides, mucilage, tannin.
Uses of the White Dead Nettle
White nettle is traditionally used for nasal catarrh, leucorrhoea, anaemia, inflammation of the skin, cough/bronchitis, inflammation of the mouth and pharynx.
Internally: catarrh of the upper respiratory passages, gastrointestinal disorders such as gastritis, sensation of bloating and flatulence.
Externally: mild inflammation of the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat, non-specific fluor albus (leukorrhea) mild, superficial inflammation of the skin. In folk medicine used for climacteric complaints and complaints of the urogenital tract.
Chinese medicine: In Chinese medicine, White Nettle is used for fractures, carbuncles, lumbago and inflammation of wounds.
Precautions and Adverse Reactions
No health hazards or side effects are known in conjunction with the proper administration of designated therapeutic dosages.
Tea: as a medicament or daily health tea. 1-2 teaspoons to each cup boiling water; infuse 10-15 minutes. 1 cup as desired.
Vaginal douche: 2oz dried (or handful fresh herb) to 2 pints boiling water; infuse, and inject warm. May also be used as a lotion for skin disorders.
Bartram’s Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine by Thomas Bartram
PDR for Herbal Medicine
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