Stinging Nettle Plants

Painful Discovery!

I was cleaning up the backyard of my then new home after a bitter winter when discovered this plant. Though spring had just arrived there were plenty of weeds already taking over some areas. As I was pulling weeds around the back fence near the woods I was stricken with the most god-awful burning on my hands! Like nothing ever before! I ran into the house and washed my hands but it was fruitless. I tried rinsing for several minutes in cold water and used some antiseptic cream to get some relief. Whew! That was crazy, and I had to find out what the hell that was. I took a pair of long handled tweezers and brought a piece to the computer to try to identify this monster plant.

Well, I was successful. It is actually an herb, Urtica Dioica, better known as Stinging Nettle, and around this area it's called "Itchy Weed". I learned that it has medicinal value and is quite popular for home remedies, teas, and foods. I found two great hubs about these details - take a look -

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Just be very careful handling! I had on cloth gloves, best to use rubber backed gloves.

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Kaie Arwen 6 years ago

Ouch........... keep your gloves on Granny! Well, maybe I should follow that advice as well............ I never have my gloves on!

Thank you for the great information and have a wonderful Easter!


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GoGranny 6 years ago from Southeastern PA Author

Thanks for the comment. Easter was great! Keep those gloves on!

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