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{{Quote| ''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]]''|Wonderbook: Book of Potions}}
 
{{Quote| ''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]]''|Wonderbook: Book of Potions}}
The '''nettle''', also known as the '''stinging nettle''' ('''''Urtica diocia''''') or '''burn hazel''',<ref name=Wonderbook>{{WBP}}</ref> is a widespread plant known for the stinging hairs that grows on its leaves. Nettles are used in potion-making: Dried nettles are used in the [[Boil-Cure Potion]],<ref>{{PS|B|8}}</ref> Nettles are presumably the main ingredients of beverages like [[nettle wine]] and [[nettle tea]]. Nettles can also be made into [[Nettle soup|a soup]], and are rumoured to improve the glossiness of one's hair.<ref name=Wonderbook />
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The '''nettle''', also known as the '''stinging nettle''' ('''''Urtica diocia''''') or '''burn hazel''',<ref name=Wonderbook>{{WBP}}</ref> is a widespread plant known for the stinging hairs that grows on its leaves. Nettles are used in potion-making: Dried nettles are used in the [[Boil-Cure Potion]],<ref>{{PS|B|8}}</ref> Nettles are presumably the main ingredients of beverages like [[nettle wine]] and [[nettle tea]]. Nettles can also be made into [[Nettle soup|a soup]], and are rumoured to improve the glossiness of one's hair.<ref name=Wonderbook /> When trying to persuade [[Professor]] [[Severus Snape]] to attend [[Rubeus Hagrid]]'s suprise birthday party by gifting him potion ingredients, [[Jacob's sibling]] found dried nettles in the [[Artefact Room]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] with help from [[Ben Copper]] and [[Penny Haywood]].<ref name="HM">{{HM}}</ref>
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==

Revision as of 10:19, 16 February 2019

" 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: Dried nettles are used in the Boil-Cure Potion,[2] 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] When trying to persuade Professor Severus Snape to attend Rubeus Hagrid's suprise birthday party by gifting him potion ingredients, Jacob's sibling found dried nettles in the Artefact Room at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with help from Ben Copper and Penny Haywood.[3]

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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