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Wild Edible Plant

Urtica Dioica


Family: Urticaceae
English Common Name: Stinging nettle
Arabic Name: قريس


  • Waste ground, hedgerows, and woods.
  • Can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade and prefers a rich soil.
  • Worldwide spread.

Indigenous Knowledge

  • Helps in cleaning the kidneys
  • Relieves chest discomfort
  • Treatment of pneumonia
  • Treatment of asthma
  • Prevents cancer, stomach cancer
  • Leaves might cause skin rash
  • Stops hemorrhage
  • Treatment of Inflammation
  • Prevention of kidney stones
  • Nutritious for hair

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