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Common Hemp Nettle (Galeopsis tetrahit)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Common Hemp Nettle
Galeopsis tetrahit

A drying oil is obtained from the seed. It is used as a polish for leather[74, 100].

A fibre is obtained from the stems, it is used for making cord[100].

  • Medicinal Use

    The plant is antispasmodic, detergent, expectorant and resolvent[240]. It is used in the treatment of tissue-wasting complaints[240]. An infusion of the plant is used in the treatment of pulmonary complaints[240].

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    The plant is poisonous, causing paralysis[74].

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow spring in situ[200]. Germination usually takes place within a month.
Grows in most soils, disliking heavy shade. This plant is sometimes grown in the wild garden[200]. An aggregate species[17]. It is a natural hybrid, G. speciosa x G. pubescens[200].
Europe, including Britain, from Iceland and Russia to Spain and Macedonia.

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