Common Names: Urtica; stinging nettle; annual nettle; dwarf nettle.
Urtica urens (Urt-u.) is mainly used for skin complaints such as urticaria (hives) and burns. It’s also a useful remedy in types of gout, rheumatism, malaria, shellfish allergy, and agalactorrhea (breast milk deficiency or failure).
- Urticaria from shellfish allergy.
- Urticaria that alternates with rheumatism.
- Itching, burning and stinging hives.
Bites and Stings
- Insect bites and stings that swell, itch and burn.
- First and second degree burns.
Breast and Breastfeeding Problems
- Engorgement following birth.
- Swelling of breasts with burning and stinging.
- Failure of letdown reflex or deficient breast milk production.
Limb and Joint Problems
- Acute gout.
- Rheumatism or bruised pain of the right deltoid muscle.
- Reactions from eating shellfish.
- Urticaria (hives).
- Simple burns.
Where do I find it?
Urtica urens (Urt-u.) is available from our online store as a single remedy, and as part of the following Complexes (combination remedies): Bites and Stings; Burns.
While the above self-limiting, acute complaints are suitable for home treatment with Urtica, see your healthcare provider if your symptoms worsen or fail to improve. Urtica is also useful for a range of chronic or persistent complaints not listed; these are best managed by a qualified homeopath for good results.
Dosage Instructions (suitable for babies to adults)
Take one pill or five drops of the remedy every 15 minutes to 4 hours (15 minutes for intense symptoms, 4 hours for milder ones). Once an improvement is noticed, stop dosing and repeat the remedy only if symptoms return. If there is no improvement at all by three doses, choose a different remedy or seek professional guidance.
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