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Alphabet crazy ~ Nettle – a burning but incredibly medicinal plant

From a young age, we have known that nettles are an extremely useful form of the plant, which greatly contributes to better health and well-being. Older people most often mention it in connection with rheumatism. Its usefulness knows no boundaries. This type of plant is generally considered to contain a large amount of vitamin C, a lot of calcium, iron, and it also contains minerals that are hardly found elsewhere.  Modern science has discovered that nettles also contain the pigment quercetin. This flavonoid is a powerful antioxidant and antihistamine that reduces severe inflammation. The plants are harvested in May and June before flowering. The leaves are used fresh or dried for tea. The roots can be used fresh or dried and ground.

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  1. Some plants really do not want to be eaten by animals that eat grasses, and plant fodder.

    I wonder if any study has been made about how these types of plants actually might be the most beneficial to us anyway.

    Why do some plants have such elaborate protective systems, like stinging nettles, and roses with thorns, etc, cactus’s too, with spikes?

    In the world of variety, I guess that every sort of different variation is tried at times, and if this new variety brings benefit, outweighing disadvantages to the plant, it usually keeps them.

    This is mere adaptation, or evolutionary directional growth of species, I suppose.

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