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Urtica dioica

Stinging nettle is a natural source of vitamin C, pantothenic acid, carotene, vitamins, minerals and iron. It also acts as a diuretic and is believed to help improve circulation.

Nettle is used in skin creams and lotions for its cleansing, clarifying and emollient properties. Oily and sensitive skins benefit from these preparations. In hair care, nettle is used in rinses and is said to help dandruff and stimulate the scalp.

To use stinging nettle in your hair rinses and skin products, make a decoction of 15gm to 1 litre dried nettles. Boil for 10 minutes and allow to infuse for 30 minutes.



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