Nettles for seasonal allergies

Discussion in 'Plants: Weblogs of Interest' started by Rosemary Plummer, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. Rosemary Plummer

    Rosemary Plummer New Member

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    Vancouver, Canada
    I have read that stinging nettles have a natural antihistamine effect. Tisanes and tinctures are available through Self-Heal Herbs in Victoria, (I discovered yesterday), where my currently very stuffed -up daughter lives among the abundant blossoms and pollen. She is a lover of stinging nettles as a food , from her childhood in the Stikine valley, but doesn't know where to get them in Victoria area. I have only discovered one place on the mainland, near Crescent Beach, and am not sure it hasn't been over-picked by now. I am wondering whether and where to get some nettles for her to plant in her new garden. Is this even a good idea? Can it take over? It doesn't seeem invasive, but rather reclusive.

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