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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.
[L. a nettle, fr. uro, pp. ustus, to burn]
Urtica/Ur·ti·ca/ (ur-ti´kah) [L.] see nettle.
(2) Nettle (Urtica dioica), a herb.
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.
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.