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(Plants) a nettle which yields a flax-like fibre
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Noun1.urtica - a nettle yielding fiber resembling flaxUrtica - a nettle yielding fiber resembling flax
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Urticaceae, nettle family, Urticaceae - a family of plants of order Urticales including many nettles with stinging hairs
stinging nettle, Urtica dioica - perennial Eurasian nettle established in North America having broad coarsely toothed leaves with copious stinging hairs
Roman nettle, Urtica pipulifera - annual European nettle with stinging foliage and small clusters of green flowers
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Urtica dioica has been widely used in folk medicine as an anti-hyperglycemic agent to treat diabetes mellitus.
From now on in, it will be Urtica dioica soups, smoothies and sides.
* The Latin name for the perennial nettle is Urtica dioica, from "uro" meaning to burn.
The American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP) has released its quality control standards and therapeutic compendium for stinging nettle root (Urtica dioica L.) Nettles roots have historically been used for urinary complaints.
A crude polysaccharide fraction of Urtica fissa roots and stems (UFP) was obtained by water extraction and ultrafiltration, and its effect on castrated rat prostate hyperplasia induced by testosterone propionate was evaluated by the volume index, wet and dry weight index and histopathological tests.
Discussion of alternative therapeutics includes nutrients and botanicals (ascorbic acid, bromelain, N-acetylcysteine, quercetin, undecylenic acid, and Urtica dioica and other herbal medicines) and procedures (nasal irrigation and naso-sympatico treatments).
Mi losgais i hefo dalan poethion (Urtica dioica) y diwrnod o'r blaen a throi heb feddwl bron i chwilio am ddail tafol (Rumex obtusifolius) er mwyn poeri ar y ddeilen a'i rhwbio ar y llosg.
Urtica Dioica (stinging nettle) can eliminate the uric acid crystals that causes gout' take 15 drops twice daily before meals.
The juice also reduces symptoms resulting from contact with stinging nettles (Urtica dioica), bug bites, and its fungicidal properties lead to its use as a treatment for athlete's foot.
Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) otherwise known as barn nettle or English nettle, and her cousin wood nettle (Laportea canadensis), are plentiful in our area.
In recent years, one herb--saw palmetto or sabal--has received attention in the literature and among clinicians and patients in the United States, but European physicians make use of a wide array of plant extracts such as stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) for the condition.