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Common Nettle Urtica dioica natural history illustration by Lizzie Harper

Botanical Illustrator tests Nettle sting

The other week, I went on a  foraging expedition with Adele Nozedar who wrote The Hedgerow Handbook and The Garden Forager (both of which I illustrated).  She mentioned that plantain is better for treating nettle stings than the traditional favourite, dock. Ribwort plantain Plantago lanceolata This led to a lively discussion on Twitter where other possible “cures” for stings were offered. Helping a sting: […] Read more

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