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ur·ti·ca

(ŭr'tī-kă, er'ti-),
The herb, Urtica dioica (family Urticaceae); a weed, the leaves of which produce a stinging sensation when touching the skin. It has been used as a diuretic and hemostatic in metrorrhagia, epistaxis, and hematemesis.
Synonym(s): nettle
[L. a nettle, fr. uro, pp. ustus, to burn]

Urtica

/Ur·ti·ca/ (ur-ti´kah) [L.] see nettle.

urtica

(1) Wheal. 
(2) Nettle (Urtica dioica), a herb.

Urtica

Homeopathy
A homeopathic remedy that may be applied topically for allergic reactions, blistering and eczema, or used internally for cystitis, gout, neuralgias, pruritus and rheumatic complaints.

Urtica

plant genus in the family Urticaceae; called also stinging nettle. They have stinging leaves and stems which plague humans but appear to be harmless to animals; can cause nitrate-nitrite poisoning; includes U. dioica, U. incisa, U. procera, U. urens, U. ferox.
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Compound patuletin from Urtica urens administered orally in a dose of 10 mg/kg dissolved in 20% propylene glycol in distilled water reduced the carageenan-induced oedema volume significantly and in the same range as an equivalent dose of diclofenac.
Beitrage zur Blutzuckerspiegel beeinflus-senden Wirkung der Urtica dioica und Urtica urens.
Or if someone's suffering from a burning or stinging condition on their skin, practitioners would use a remedy of urtica urens (from the common stinging nettle) to combat it.