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I just had nettle tea this week and love foraging for them! With gloves on, that is. I’ve never sourced young nettles, and definitely want to try the juice one day.

You have such lovely nettle fields below your home.

When I paused to think about the “doorways we don’t know to go through” I had an involuntary shiver.

Eva and Rik

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I live in Australia and I don’t think nettle grows here naturally. I recall it being everywhere in my childhood home of England, though. One thing I find marvellous about nature is how you could always be sure the antidote to the sting - dock leaf - would be growing somewhere nearby.

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Nature is so marvelous and I remember looking for dock leaves as a child and adult, to rub on the sting! There is a member of the nettle family native to Australia, Dendrocnide moroides, the stinging bush is characteristic of Australian wildlife in its exuberance for being more than its cousins around the rest of the world ;)

Here's a quote "It is reputed to be the most venomous plant in Australia, if not the world. After contact with the plant the victim will feel an immediate severe burning and stinging at the site of contact, which then intensifies further over the next 20 to 30 minutes and will last from hours to several days before subsiding. During this time they may get little sleep due to the intensity of the pain. In severe cases it may cause urticaria and the lymph glands under the arms may swell and become painful. There have been rare cases of hospitalisation." What a fascinating country and I hope to visit one day!

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Love this! Nettles are a personal favorite of mine. :)

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Mar 3, 2022·edited Mar 3, 2022Author

Thanks, they are kinda of a totem plant for me! I just love how JT sings it so accurately - all the power you're supplying - lol. totally my new nettle dance.

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