Tuesday, October 25, 2016

nettle for the Rev

from the Gerard Herbal, ch 237


  1. Ooo, look at that! Roman Nettles! With pod-thingies! She's so lovely! I looked her up, apparently her sting is even sharper than her "Dioica" cousin. I happen to love the sting, it's the best remedy for aching hand joints...Thank you for this!

    1. Dioica is in there too, and a third variety the name of which I forget, but this was the coolest woodcut :)

      Interesting about the joint pain, what do you reckon introducing a histamine does...

  2. I think it's something about the stimulation the histamines in the sting provides. We talked about it in my herbal studies class, which is why I tried it. All I can say is it works!