Synonym,. Urtica Minora. Natural order. Urticaceae Common names. Dwarf Stinging Nettle. Common Nettle Habitat. Found in North America, Europe and Asia. Preparation. Tincture from the entire fresh plant.
Acts especially upon the skin, producing an inflammation very similar to nettlerash, in the treatment of which affection we find its chief use.
Head. Dull headache, mostly on right side. Urticaria of scalp, determining internally.
Eyes. Pressing pain in the throat (ARs., Cantharis, Caps.).
Throat. Burning in the throat (Arsenicum, canth., Caps.)
Stool and Anus. Dysenteric stools, with burning and itching in anus.
Skin. The skin of the face, arms and shoulders and chest was affected with extremely distressing burning heat, with formication, numbness, and violent itching (Apis). Excessive swelling of the breasts; discharging at first serum, afterward perfect milk; a very copious secretion of milk lasting for eight days. Itching swellings all over the hands. Urticaria; hives; the skin becomes elevated, with a white central spot and a red areola, attended by stinging burning pains relieved by rubbing a the parts.
Generalities. Symptoms return at the same time every year.
Compare. Apis., Cantharis, Ledum, Rhus tox.
Urtica urens is used chiefly in nettlerash and hives as above described. Urticaria after eating shell fish (Tereb,.) . suppression or deficiency of milk. Pruritus of the genitals in both sexes.