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seeds of Urticus dioica

Eric Nitardy nithard at gte.net
Thu Nov 20 00:40:24 EST 1997


On Wed, 19 Nov 1997 13:45:12 -0700, bruce ritchings
<britchings at ucsd.edu> wrote:

>Hello,
>    Recently, extracts of Urticus dioica (the stinging nettle) have been
>used as a treatment for prostate cancer. Does anyone know of a source of
>seeds for this species? I guess the only place I might find it would be
>in a catalog which carries seed of wild plants. I'm sure there must be
>catalogs of this type, but I don't know where to start looking. Any help
>much appreciated. Thanks in advance, Bruce
>

Stinging nettle is edible, and once cooking has removed the stinging
effect, I'm told it is quite tasty. Any good herb seed source should
carry it. I know that Richters does:

Richters
Goodwood, Ontario
L0C 1A0
Canada
(905) 640-6677

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nithard at gte.net



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