Stinging nettle is mentioned in the Nine herbs charm. It has been used in Europe for centuries as food in early spring when other sources of food were scarce, as a nutritive spring tonic and to build the strength and milk production of pregnant and lactating women and livestock and as medicine for various conditions. Hippocrates recorded 61 medicinal uses of the plant in the fourth and fifth centuries BCE.
Alleged to be jinx-breaking, remove curses, and send them back to the curser. Nettle is male in action and associated with the sign of Scorpio (some say Aries) and the planet Mars and element of Fire.
Can be burned to drive out negativity or unwanted spirits. It can also be used in protection bags, or ground into powder and used in spells to break curses and jinxes.
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