Common Hemp Nettle
Herb: Common Hemp Nettle
Latin name: Galeopsis tetrahit
Medicinal use of Common Hemp Nettle:The plant is antispasmodic, detergent, expectorant and resolvent. It is used in the treatment of tissue-wasting complaints. An infusion of the plant is used in the treatment of pulmonary complaints.
Description of the plant:
(3 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Arable land, sometimes in woods, fens and wet heaths.
Other uses of Common Hemp Nettle:A drying oil is obtained from the seed. It is used as a polish for leather. A fibre is obtained from the stems, it is used for making cord.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - sow spring in situ. Germination usually takes place within a month.
Cultivation of Common Hemp Nettle:Arable land, sometimes in woods, fens and wet heaths.
Known hazards of Galeopsis tetrahit:The plant is poisonous, causing paralysis.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.