Where Can I Get Stinging Nettle In South Africa

What is a Stinging Nettle?

Urtica dioica, often known as common nettle, burn nettle, stinging nettle leaf, or just a nettle or stinger, is a herbaceous perennial flowering plant in the family Urticaceae. 

Where Can I Get Stinging Nettle In South Africa?

Faithful to Nature Muizenberg

Address: 57 Capricorn Dr. Capricorn Business Park, Muizenberg, Cape Town, 7948, South Africa

Areas served: South Africa

Hours: Closes soon ⋅ 5 pm ⋅ Opens 8 am Tue

Phone: +27 21 785 3268

The Natural Products Company

Address: Lifestyle Garden Centre, Beyers Naudé Dr, Randpark Ridge, Johannesburg, 2115, South Africa

Phone: +27 11 791 1339

Simply Natural

Address: Shop 37B (next to Dischem), Canal Walk Shopping Centre, 205 Century Blvd, Century City, Cape Town, 7446, South Africa

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes at 9 pm

Phone: +27 21 551 2931

Does stinging nettle grow in South Africa?

Above Urtica dioica, the stinging nettle, a widespread alien weed in South Africa, but together with our indigenous nettie, Urtica lobulata, one with an interesting history of traditional uses.

What are the benefits of taking stinging nettles?

Aids in skin and bone health. Antihistamine, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties of stinging nettle aid in the treatment of acne and skin problems (Gupta, 2021).

Stinging nettle is high in amino acids, protein, flavonoids, and bone-building minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and zinc.

Who should not take stinging nettle?

Avoid stinging nettle if you’re allergic or sensitive to nettle or plants in the same family. Avoid if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding because there isn’t enough information on its safety.

Use with caution if you’re elderly because of the potential of causing low blood pressure.