Urtica dioica L.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 164

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.102.24380

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/37662E19-D9F7-367B-176F-9C233C8B1A7D

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scientific name

Urtica dioica L.
status

 

Urtica dioica L. 

Names.

English: ortie, stinging nettle.

Range.

China, Afghanistan, Central Himalayas; northern Africa, Europe, and North America. Widespread in temperate regions of both hemispheres.

Conservation status.

Least Concern [LC] ( IUCN 2017).

Use.

Root: Used as a diuretic.

Notes.

In India the whole plant is used as an anthelmintic, a local irritant in paralysis, for nephritis, menorrhagia, jaundice, and a decoction is astringent: the leaf is used for wounds and boils, also locally for sprains and rheumatism; the leaf and root are used in an infusion for dandruff; the seed and root are used for diarrhea; and an unspecified plant part is used as a hemostatic for uterine hemorrhage and bleeding from the nose ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Urtica