Each package includes-Stinging Nettle Rhizomes-urtica dioica. You will receive enough planting material to grow nettles for a very long time.
These rhizomes may be replanted anytime soil is not frozen to create your own patch of Stinging Nettle. These rhizomes will create an incredibly large patch on its own without much care since nettles are a true perennial and will come back year after year for you. These Rhizomes are freshly dug as orders are placed.Stinging nettle has many names such as gerrais, isirgan, kazink, nabat al nar, ortiga, grande ortie, ortie, urtiga, chichicastle, brennessel, gross d’ortie, racine d’ortiecan. Once cooked it can substitute for spinach in any cooked recipe (they lose their sting when cooked). You can add them to lasagna, make pasta with them, throw them in soups. My favorite ways to eat nettles are: a simple saute, steamed on top of sauteed veggies or a raw pesto.
Stinging nettle has also been used medicinally for hundreds of years to treat painful muscles and joints, eczema, arthritis, gout, and anemia. Today, many people use it to treat urinary problems during the early stages of an enlarged prostate. The entire plant may be used from root to stem which makes it very versatile and requires little to no maintenance.Feel free to ask any questions that you may have.
We acknowledge and respect that S.C Specialties is located on the indigenous land of the Lenape First Nation and recognize the peoples who have lived and continue to live on these lands. Our farm is where we aim to leave a forest in our footsteps. My name is Sergio and have been working in the restaurant kitchen world for over ten years, feel very passionate about what I grow and am very excited to showcase our high quality foods to arrive directly to your door. We are always exploring different ways to restore our forest ecosystem, build soil, and preserve water quality while producing food, medicine and materials. We help steward 40 acres of preserved land and are actively creating a forest nursery, operate multiple food production sites including our log cultivated mushroom yard and many sansai vegetables which we grow under the forest canopy. We are happy to answer any of your questions with full transparency about any of our sustainability farm practices for everything we grow and forage. If you are looking for something special that is not listed on our page please feel free to reach out. We would like to thank you for looking at our store and look forward to working with you.