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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:

>    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:

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

Eric Nitardy
nithard at gte.net

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