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*Nettle may refer to several species of plants of the genus ''{{wplink|Urtica}}'' in the {{wplink|Urticaceae}} family, though {{WBP}} explicitly identifies the variety used in potion-making as ''{{wplink|Urtica dioica}}''. Historically, healing properties were attributed to nettle, and it was included in the Nine Herbs Charm of the Anglo-Saxons.<ref>http://missourifolkloresociety.truman.edu/weather.html</ref>
 
*Nettle may refer to several species of plants of the genus ''{{wplink|Urtica}}'' in the {{wplink|Urticaceae}} family, though {{WBP}} explicitly identifies the variety used in potion-making as ''{{wplink|Urtica dioica}}''. Historically, healing properties were attributed to nettle, and it was included in the Nine Herbs Charm of the Anglo-Saxons.<ref>http://missourifolkloresociety.truman.edu/weather.html</ref>
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Nettles were covered in Third year Herbology lessons at Hogwarts school.<ref>Hogwarts Mystery - Year 3</ref>
   
 
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Revision as of 11:41, May 11, 2018

" Urtica dioica, the stinging nettle. Useful in potions, delicious in soups, and said to give you glossy hair. I wouldn't know. Or care."
Zygmunt Budge, Book of Potions[src]

The nettle, also known as the stinging nettle (Urtica diocia) or burn hazel,[1] is a widespread plant known for the stinging hairs that grows on its leaves. Nettles are used in potion-making: fresh nettles are used in the Boil-Cure Potion,[2] whereas dried nettles are used in the Herbicide Potion.[3] Nettles are presumably the main ingredients of beverages like nettle wine and nettle tea. Nettles can also be made into a soup, and are rumoured to improve the glossiness of one's hair.[1]

Behind the scenes

  • Nettle may refer to several species of plants of the genus Urtica in the Urticaceae family, though Wonderbook: Book of Potions explicitly identifies the variety used in potion-making as Urtica dioica. Historically, healing properties were attributed to nettle, and it was included in the Nine Herbs Charm of the Anglo-Saxons.[4]

Nettles were covered in Third year Herbology lessons at Hogwarts school.[5]

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