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Common Nettle/Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) 蕁麻/異株蕁麻

Common Nettle/Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) 蕁麻/異株蕁麻


Common Nettle/Stinging Nettle(Urtica dioica) 蕁麻/異株蕁麻

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Common Nettle/Stinging Nettle(Urtica dioica) is flowering. 蕁麻/異株蕁麻植株開花中.

Perennial common herb.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  USDA Zones:3-10. Mature size:4′-6′(H) X 1′-1.5′(W). Propagate by seeds, rhizomes, division. Handling plant with care!  Wear gloves!!  It may causes skin irritation or allergic reaction when contact with skin. Fast growing and can be invasive.  Spring time people will harvest the tender leaves with shoot, wilt them in boiling water briefly, drain the water, add garlic then grind all meshed, delicious!  Contain high iron and calcium.   It has well know medicinal value. Often can find this is sold as herbal tea.

多年生常見藥草/蔬菜.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  極其耐寒耐熱. 成熟株高4-6呎,寬幅1-1.5呎.  繁殖以種子,地下根莖,分株等方式來進行.  避免直接與植株直接接觸! 要戴手套!! 植株被有細次容易引起皮膚過敏癢痛的反應. 生長速度快可能變成強勢植物.

歐美人春天時人們會去採嫩芽嫩葉燙過後與蒜頭用杵臼磨成泥來食補. 它有很好的藥效,春天的它還能拿來當蔬菜吃. 不過全株有惱人的細刺,採收要小心並戴上手套,並且要燙煮過水,細刺才會掉落無害時才能入口. 含很高的鐵質與鈣質. 歐美也有將其葉片/全株乾燥後打碎裝包成保健用的香草茶包使用的.  有農人會將農作物種植區外圍種一片除食用外也可用來防野生動物破壞農作物.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urtica_dioica                                     http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1958/                                       http://cht.naturalnews.com/chtbuzz_buzz000475.html