hist-brewing: Nettle beer

Bruce R. Gordon obsidian at raex.com
Sat Jun 2 19:12:10 PDT 2001

	Common Nettle, or Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) is a tall (2 to 7 feet) 
perennial weed found in temperate zones all over the world. It prefers 
open waste ground, gardens, fence or hedge lines, etc. The juice, and 
infusions of the plant, have a number of medicinal uses; but due caution 
is advised -- it isn't called stinging nettle for nothing, the fresh 
leaves can raise serious blisters if handled improperly. Also, the 
entire plant slowly grows toxic with age.

Bruce R. Gordon

Proteus wrote:

> This might be a silly question, but hey...
> What is Nettle?

Ex Tenebra, Lux


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