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Nettle (root and rhizomes)

Main properties:
  • mostly used for urination problems
  • for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also called enlarged prostate
Quality guarantee:
  • All herbs are grown in Chile
  • Botica del Alma has a SEREMI agreement to package the herbs
  • The company is also supported by CORFO

More details

Nettle is a perennial flowering plant, which is growing up to 1 and 2 m tall in the summer, and dying down to the ground in winter. It has green leaves and bright yellow rhizomes and roots. Leaves and stems are covered with tiny hairs that release stinging chemicals when touched.

Both leaves/stems and roots/rhizomes are used for medicinal purpose, but for two different reasons. Be sure to check which product you need before buying.

Botanical name

Urtica dioica

Other names

Common nettle, stinging nettle, Bichu, Ortie, Urtica

Plant part used

Root and rhizomes

Benefits of nettle (root and rhizomes) for your health

  • The root and rhizomes of stinging nettle root are mostly used for urination problems, such as the constant urge to urinate, reduced urinary flow, post urination dripping, and incomplete emptying of the bladder.
  • Nettle root can treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also called enlarged prostate. These symptoms often include too frequent or painful urination, inability to urinate, nighttime urination, and irritable bladder.

Use and dosage

Which format is best for you? How often should you take it? Let's have a look.

Capsules: take 1 capsule 3 times a day.

Choose capsules if you need to carry the herb with you during the day (at work for example). That's the best format if you don't have time to do an infusion, or if you don't like the herbal taste of infusions.

Infusion bags: Drink 3 cups per day. Infuse one bag 3 minutes in hot water

If you like drinking infusions, infusion bags are the most convenient choice. The right amount of herb has been put in the bag to allow you to do one cup of infusion, without having to spend time measuring the quantity of herb to add in the cup.

Bulk format: Drink 3 cups per day. Infuse one tablespoon in one liter of hot water for 3 minutes. For smaller quantity (such as a mug), use one teaspoon.

Bulk format is a little less convenient to use because you need to put the correct amount of herb in the water, and have a filter to remove it after 3 minutes (otherwise the infusion will have a very strong herbal taste that some people do not like). This bulk format is yet still useful if you want to prepare a larger quantity of infusion, notably when you want to use the infusion topically, by applying it to the skin with a compress (for bruises and hematomas or example).


Nettle is considered safe to consume.

You may be concerned by the stinging effect of nettle when touched, and wonder how one can eat it. Don't worry, when the plant has been dried, nettle's sting is neutralized.

Pregnancy use

Avoid to use during pregnancy. Nettle could stimulate uterine contractions and cause a miscarriage.

Shipping in Chile

Shipping is available for all Chile. Products are sent by CorreosChile.

Most products are shipped on the next day. Some products that we do not sell frequently (such as essential oils in bottles of 10mL or 30mL) require an extra day. This is due to the fact that they are made to order by the manufacturer, so that you get the freshest product possible.

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Pick-up in Santiago

We are an online retailer. Therefore, the address mentioned at the bottom of the website is not a shop and no products are sold there.

However, free delivery is possible near station Tobalaba. We are usually available for our clients on Tuesday and Thursday between 6:00pm and 7:30pm, and on Wednesday and Friday between 1:30pm and 3pm.

You must first confirm and pay your order online. We will then send you an email when your order is ready (usually the next day), so that you can come to pick your order.

Shipping in Latin America

We plan to start shipping in Latin America from first half of 2016. If you are interested, feel free to contact us for more information. So that we can better assist you, we recommend you to create an account, then add to your cart the products you want us to ship to you. This will allow us to give you a more precise quote quickly.

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