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Plantwatch: despite the stinging criticism, nettles are useful

16.07.2019
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Nettles are handy for everything from easing arthritis pain to feeding humans and insectsStinging nettles do not have a good public image. They are tough, weedy, smother out many other plants and, of course, they sting. A slight brush of the skin against the stinging hairs is enough to get a painful and burning rash. And yet stinging nettles can be surprisingly useful.The Romans beat themselves with nettles to relieve rheumatic pains, and a modern scientific study found rubbing nettles on to arthritic thumbs helped ease the pain after a week's treatment, even though the nettles still stung. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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