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Black nettle (Ballota nigra)


worm driving, antispasmodic, calming, stimulating, antibacterial

Areas of application:

Sleep disorders in adults and children, due to stress and nervous tics, in anxiety states, panic attacks, coughs, whooping cough, acts on the gastric mucosa, acts on the flow of bile, ear and eye diseases, bites of poisonous animals, gout pain, inflamed areas of the skin

Plant parts used:

flowering herb

Collection time:

June to August

To find:

Near human settlements, on roadsides, on rubble sites, in wastelands and sometimes in extensive stands, regionally sometimes not at all.


essential oil tannic acid, pectin, diterpenes, caffeic acid, salicylic acid, tannins


☕ Tea: Pour 1/4 liter of boiling water over 1 to 2 teaspoons of herb, let it steep for 10 minutes, strain and drink unsweetened. 2 to 3 cups per day are sufficient. The taste and smell can be improved with a little chamomile or fennel.

Black nettle is an unpleasant to disgusting smelling herb.

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