Latin name: Urtica dioica L. ssp. gracilis (Aiton) Seland. Syn.: U. lyallii S. Watson; U. procera Muhl. ex Willd
Botanical family: Urticaceae
Growth habit: Herb
Vernacular name(s): nettle (Eng.)
ortie élevée (Fr.)
masan, ma'zana'tig (Ojibwa)
katsékô'sag (Abenaki)
Used for nosebleed [Abenaki: 67].
Roots :Decoction, alone or with Athyrium filix-femina, used to treat stoppage of urine. Steeped and taken in dysentry [Chippewa 47]. Used as a wash in skin disorders, cuts, burns and bee stings [Cree 96]. Herbal water taken for back paralysis, fever and urinary tract problems [Cree 93].
Leaves :Soaked in warm water and used as a poultice for heat rashes [Ojibwa 87].
Leaves and stems :Herbal water taken for anemia [Cree 93].