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A plant species of the genus Urtica, family urticaceae, the roots of which have been used to treat prostatic hyperplasia. After brief heating to remove a stinging after taste the leaves can be eaten. Urtica dioica is also known as stinging nettle or common nettle. Source: National Library of Medicine, MeSH 2006

The species is distributed throughout Europe, western Asia and North Africa, and has been introduced in western North America, Australia and parts of South America.

Nettle pollen frequently induces asthma, allergic rhinitis and allergic conjunctivitis. Allergen-specific IgE to Urtica has also been detected due to occupational sensitisation. Copyright Copyright © 2006 Phadia AB. Source: ImmunoCap, ImmunoCap

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Nettle (Urtica dioica)
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Tag Language Translation
zh-CN Chinese (China) 异株荨麻
Synonyms: 三洲荨麻;小荨麻;荨麻属;荨麻科
fr-CA French (Canada) Urtica dioica
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Kõrvenõges
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Ortiga (Urtica dioica)
it-IT Italian (Italy) Urtica dioica
Synonyms: Ortica (Urtica dioica)
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Urtica dioica
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Urtica dioica
Synonyms: Крапива двудомная (Urtica dioica)
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) Urtica dioica
fr-BE French (Belgium) Urtica dioica
Synonyms: Ortie, w20