Latin name: Urtica dioica L.
Botanical family: Urticaceae
Growth habit: Herb
Vernacular name(s): stinging nettle (Eng.)
ortie (Fr.)
masan, musan, musanusk, assan, masanah (Cree)
Decoction used to keep blood flowing after childbirth [Cree: 95].
Leaves :Decoction used as a face wash to treat acne [Cree 13]. and drunk to treat diarrhoea or intestinal worms [Dene 13].
Roots :Decoction used as a wash to relieve itching and inflammation caused by touching stinging leaves [Cree 13]. , drunk as a blood purifier, to stop internal bleeding, to correct menstrual flow, or to clear phlegm from the lungs and throat [Dene 13]. Boiled and the steam inhaled to treat asthma [Cree 13].