white dead nettle


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white dead nettle

white dead nettle

not related to nettle Name comes from looking like stinging nettle but without sting. Not related to nettle. In mint family, square stem. Leaves and flowers can be eaten raw. Used as blood purifier, for menstrual, eyewash, bladder, kidney. Flower tea used for bronchial problems. Roots used for BPH prostate, kidney, gastrointestinal. Studies underway for Hep.C (liver).
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

White Dead Nettle

 

(Lamium album), a perennial herb of the family Labiatae. It resembles nettle in the shape of its leaves but has no stinging hairs. The blossoms are white and are arranged in verticillasters. It grows in the temperate zone of the northern hemisphere. In the USSR it is found almost everywhere as a weed (in orchards, gardens, and near fences), more rarely, in brush and forests. The blossoms and leaves contain mucilage, tannins, saponin, and ascorbic acid. It is a good nectar bearer.

REFERENCE

Atlas lekarstvennykh rastenii SSSR. Moscow, 1962.

T. V. EGOROVA

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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