Urtica dioica (Stinging nettle). Stinging nettles have spicules (like needles) that pierce the skin with biochemicals such as histamines, causing a painful rash. Dock leaves, which often grow near nettles, can be rubbed on the rash as a remedy. If handled correctly, nettles can be made into a nutrient rich soup and are sometimes even used in cheeses and bread. A lot of nettles in an area can be a sign that there was once an inhabited building there, since human and animal waste elevates nitrogen and phosphates in the soil, which makes an ideal growing environment for nettles. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #nettles#stingingnettles#urticadioica#nettlesoup#nettletea#nettleleaf#stingingnettle#nettlepesto#nettlefiber#leitrim#sliabhaniarainn
An image of my soap as I don’t post images of them enough quite frankly 😋 I’m working to build up soap stocks at the moment. Boho Chic and Cinnamon & Orange are now cured. Both are blended with creamy coconut milk and Boho Chic also uses fruity apricot 🍊 🌱 I’m updating the choice of gift options and would love you to let me know if there is anything you would like to see or think would work well? Obrigado (thankyou) in advance for your comments 😗 P.s it’s Portuguese- myself and the girls are just starting to learn 💚 Ate logo!