Itch Weed is what I grew up calling this plant because that is what happened whenever I came in contact with it - I itched like crazy!
I later found out it is called stinging nettle, or urtica dioica. And I have learned how to handle it so I don't get "stung".
I forage the plantain from around my garden, which I like to call my little natural medicine cabinet, and from my parents farm.
Stinging Nettle may help support:
- skin irritations
More information about plantain can be found on my website at: http://www.theherbalcache.com/herb-information/stinging-nettles/
Comes in a 1 oz amber bottle with dropper.
Tinctures are meant to be used as medicine in small amounts. Add 10-20 drops to your tea, juice, water or directly into your mouth when needed.
Dosages for children are not provided in most herbals. To determine the correct dose you need to consider the size of the child, the ailment, the power of the herb you intend to use, and the adult dosage.
Young's Rule for determining dosage uses the child's age divided by twelve plus the age. The dosage for a 4 year old:
4/12+4 = 4/16 = 1/4 of the adult dose.
I use the folk method for making all my tinctures, which uses no measurements except sizing things up with your eyes. So I put the plant material in a jar and then fill with alcohol.
AboutMy love for nature and plants brought me to where I am today. I strive to learn about the qualities of plants around me and how they can make our lives better. Plants have so much herbal medicine and I want to share that with all.Mission Sta...