Nettle Leaf Herb
Metaphysical Properties Of Nettles= Leaf
Zodiac: Aries, Scorpio, LIbra
Metaphysical Powers: Binding, Courage, Healing, Protection, Banishing
Common Magickal Uses and Folklore of Nettle Leaf
Nettle, also known as Stinging Nettle, is a strong Jinx-Breaker. Nettle is male in action and associated with the sign of Scorpio (some say Aries) and the planet Mars and the element of Fire.
Nettle can be burned to drive out negativity or unwanted spirits. It can also be used in protection bags, ground into a powder, and used in spells to break curses.
Stinging nettle tea is known as a spring tonic and suitable for the diet of anyone recovering from a long illness or who has a chronic weakness, fatigue, or anemia. Steep the dry or fresh leaves in boiled water for 10 minutes and strain. The steeping process will destroy the stinging and what is left is a delicious and nutritious green broth. It is also an internal cleanser, beneficial for urinary tract problems and inflammatory conditions, and may be protective and helpful to the prostate.
Freeze-dried nettle tablets are helpful for hayfever. Freeze-drying retains the sting chemicals, which are helpful with allergic conditions.
Nettle tea steamed nettles, and other preparations that contain nettle may be given to pregnant and lactating women and animals to keep them strong, healthy and increase milk production.
Rituals and spells have used Nettle Leaf for effects involving transformation, this transformation can be intended for self improvement or for changing the surroundings to assist the person more accurately.
By tradition in multiple practices Nettle Leaf is considered to be a strong protection herb and works well when intent is for setting boundries. Another traditional use of Nettle Leaf is to assist in cleansing the energies and auras.
Nettle Leaf can be collected from every where in the United States - except from Hawaii.