Listen to herbalists David Hoffmann, Rosemary Gladstar, Susun Weed, Brigitte Mars, Matthew Wood and Isla Burgess discuss the marvelous botanical, nettle (Urtica species). Nettle is an alkalizing herb, neutralizing uric acid, and is a good source of minerals. Nettle leaves have been used to aid digestion, increase circulation, relieve fatigue and exhaustion, and alleviate allergy symptoms. Nettle is also an astringent and can help stop bleeding. Hippocrates (460-377 BCE) reported 61 remedies using nettle.