Stinging nettle grows abundantly throughout North America and temperate regions across the Northern Hemisphere. The stems and foliage are covered with brittle, needle-like hairs, called trichomes. Nettles have been used worldwide for centuries. It has been eaten as a wild plant, drank as a herbal tea, and used for its fibers by being woven into clothing. The flavor, when steeped, has an earthy, sweet seaweed flavor.
Possible Health Benefits: Helps with seasonal allergies, supports a healthy urinary function, flushes away toxins, and treats pain from arthritis.