Urtica urens

Urtica urens is a homeopathic remedy that may be helpful to patients whose symptoms include biting pain, burning sensations, skin irritations (including stinging).

Examples of specific conditions that are believed to be helped by urtica urens include, for example

  • breastfeeding problems in which there is too much or too little flow of milk
  • nettle stings, and similar
  • minor scalds and burns
  • skin rashes


More about the substance used to prepare urtica urens homeopathic remedy:

The homeopathic remedy urtica urens is derived from the plant whose scientific name is Urtica urens but is better known by its many common names which include stinging nettle, common nettle and burning nettle among others. This is a prolific herbaceous annual plant native to Eurasia but also widely distributed in North America where it is an introduced species. It is one of the nettle family (Urticaceae) of flowering plants.

A sketch of urtica urens plant is shown belowon the left.

The urtica urens remedy as used in homeopathy is prepared using the whole of the nettle plant, including its flowers and roots.

Homeopathic preparations are usually supplied in either liquid or pill form. Regardless of the physical form in which the remedy is taken, its preparation will have involved a series of dilutions during which the original substance was repeatedly diluted and succussed (shaken) in a solvent such as water and/or alcohol.

There are very many (over 2,000) homeopathic remedies, some of which are available from chemists and health food shops. These pages feature some of the most popular homeopathic remedies and are for general interest only: This is not medical advice. Consult a qualified homeopathic practitioner for advice about use of this and any other homeopathic remedy. Bear in mind that homeopathic remedies are very dilute; even if a homeopathic remedy is beneficial, the substance from which it is derived may be harmful.

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