Urtica Urens, commonly known as the small nettle or dwarf nettle, is a perennial herbaceous plant belonging to the Urticaceae family.
It is native to Europe, but it can be found in various parts of the world today. Urtica urens is a close relative of the more well-known stinging nettle (Urtica dioica), and it shares many similar characteristics.
The small nettle typically grows in damp and nutrient-rich soil, often found in disturbed areas, meadows, and riverbanks.
The leaves are opposite, oval-shaped, and coarsely toothed, and they also possess stinging hairs, which can cause a mild burning sensation upon contact.
One of the distinguishing feature of Urtica urens is its small, inconspicuous flowers. The plant produces tiny greenish-white flowers in clusters that are often hidden among the foliage.
In traditional herbal medicine, Urtica urens has been used for various purposes.
Homeopathy also utilizes Urtica urens as a remedy. It is has diuretic properties and is used for conditions like edema, urinary tract infections, and kidney stones.
Homeopathic preparations are made by diluting and succussing (vigorous shaking) the plant material, following the principles of homeopathic medicine.
While Urtica urens may be considered a nuisance due to its stinging hairs, it is an intriguing plant with potential medicinal properties.
Urtica Urens personality/ Constitution
Urtica urens is often prescribed for individuals who have a sensitive and irritable nature. These individuals may be prone to sudden and extreme reactions, both emotionally and physically.
They may experience heightened sensitivity to touch, with even slight pressure causing discomfort.
Individuals needing Urtica urens often have a history of skin complaints, such as hives, rashes, or eczema, which tend to be itchy and accompanied by a burning sensation.
These skin issues may be aggravated by exposure to heat or water.
The person may also have a tendency to develop allergies or allergic reactions, with symptoms like sneezing, watery eyes, and itching.
In terms of physical symptoms, Urtica urens constitutional types may experience joint pain, especially in small joints like fingers and toes.
The pain is often described as stinging or burning in nature and may be worse with motion and damp weather.
They may also tend to develop kidney stones or urinary tract infections, with symptoms like frequent urination and burning pain during urination.
On an emotional level, individuals who require Urtica urens may exhibit irritability, restlessness, and a tendency to feel overwhelmed easily.
They have strong aversion to being touched or crowded, preferring personal space and solitude.
Overall, Urtica urens constitutional types are characterized by their sensitivity, reactivity, and tendency towards skin issues, allergies, joint pain, and urinary problems.
Homeopathic remedies made from Urtica urens are prescribed to help balance and address these constitutional traits, aiming to restore harmony and well-being on physical, emotional, and energetic levels.
Urtica Urens Uses:
This article will cover from head to toe all the organs of the body. And wherever symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-
Individuals who might benefit from Urtica urens on a mental and emotional level could display the following characteristics:
They exhibit irritability and restlessness, feeling easily agitated or provoked. They have a tendency to become easily frustrated or impatient.
Urtica urens individuals are highly sensitive and reactive to external stimuli.
They have an increased sensitivity to noise, light, touch, or certain odors. This heightened sensitivity can lead to a sense of being overwhelmed or easily overstimulated.
There have a tendency towards anxiety and worry, with a tendency to overthink and dwell on negative thoughts.
They have a sense of unease or apprehension without a specific cause.
Urtica urens individuals have a preference for solitude and personal space.
They feel the need to withdraw from social interactions to recharge and find inner peace.
They have an aversion to crowded places or situations where they feel overwhelmed by the presence of too many people.
Large gatherings or crowded spaces trigger anxiety or discomfort.
Individuals who require Urtica urens may experience headaches characterized by a stinging or burning sensation.
The pain can be localized or involve the entire head. Headaches are triggered or worsened by exposure to heat or sun.
The scalp feel tender to touch or even slight pressure, and there is an increased sensitivity to hair being pulled or brushed.
Urtica urens individuals experience itching of the scalp, which can be accompanied by a burning sensation.
Scratching the scalp provide temporary relief but can exacerbate the itching.
Hair loss or hair-related issues may also be present in individuals who benefit from Urtica urens. Hair becomes thin, brittle, or fall out easily.
Urtica urens can be considered in cases where the eyes experience itching and a burning sensation. This discomfort is aggravated by exposure to heat or sunlight.
Individuals requiring Urtica urens present with redness and irritation in the eyes. The eyes appears bloodshot and feel inflamed or sore.
Urtica urens is useful in cases of allergic conjunctivitis, characterized by red, itchy, and watery eyes due to an allergic reaction.
The symptoms are associated with exposure to specific allergens, such as pollen or pet danger.
Urtica urens can considered if there is itching and irritation in the ears. This sensation could be accompanied by a burning feeling or general discomfort.
Urtica urens is useful in cases of allergic reactions affecting the ears. This include allergic rhinitis, where the ears feel congested, itchy, or experience a blocked sensation due to an allergic response.
Some individuals experiences stinging or burning type of ear pain. The pain is localized in the ear or may radiate to nearby areas.
Urtica urens individuals exhibit increased sensitivity to temperature changes, which could affect the ears.
They experience discomfort or pain in the ears upon exposure to cold or heat.
Urtica urens can be considered in cases of allergic rhinitis, where the nose becomes congested and itchy, and produces excessive watery discharge.
The symptoms are triggered by exposure to specific allergens such as pollen, dust mites, or animal dander.
Individuals requiring Urtica urens experiences frequent bouts of sneezing. The sneezing may be accompanied by an itchy or irritated sensation in the nose.
Urtica urens is useful if there is a sensation of burning or stinging in the nose. This discomfort can be present even in the absence of any external irritants.
Some individuals exhibit heightened sensitivity in the nose. They have a strong aversion to certain odors or find that even mild smells trigger symptoms such as sneezing or nasal congestion.
Urtica urens can be considered if there is a sensation of burning or stinging in the mouth.
This discomfort could be present on the tongue, gums, or other oral tissues associated with dry sensation.
Urtica urens is useful in cases where there is swelling or inflammation of the oral tissues. This could include conditions like stomatitis or gingivitis.
In some cases, Urtica urens individuals may experience changes in taste perception. This include a metallic taste, altered taste sensation, or a diminished ability to taste.
Urtica urens can be considered if there is itching, stinging, or burning sensation on the face.
This discomfort is accompanied by redness, inflammation, or a general sense of skin irritation.
Some individuals experiences eruptions or rashes on the face, which could be itchy, red, or have a burning sensation.
These eruptions can be triggered or worsened by exposure to heat, sunlight, or specific allergens.
Urtica urens is useful in cases where there is facial swelling, especially if it is associated with an allergic reaction.
The swelling could affect the cheeks, lips, or other facial areas.
Individuals requiring Urtica urens experiences episodes of facial flushing, where the face turns red or feels hot.
This remedy is indicated for the complaints of a dry throat with scanty expectoration.
The patient has a tendency of hawking.
Urticaria urens is indicated for the complaints of pain in the left chest and intermittent chest pain in the right-side chest during the day.
Urtica urens has no specific heart complaints but it is useful for accelerating the pulse rate associated with rheumatism.
Urtica urens are helpful for vomiting after the suppression of nettle rash.
A patient complains of nausea associated with burning in the throat.
Burnett said, ‘Urtica urens is useful for “tumor of liver stored gout”. A patient complains of soreness in the abdomen at 10 am when lying down.
A patient feels a rumbling sound in the bowel as if the stomach is disturbed. A patient has pain in the left hypochondriac region.
Urtica urens help to treat ascarides worm infection with rectal irritation. The patient’s complaints of diarrhea alternate with constipation.
The patient passes watery stool mixed with white egg-like matter and mucus associated with abdominal pain.
It is useful for small hemorrhoids which have characteristic rawness and burning in the rectum before and after the stool.
Urtica urens are useful to treat suppression of urine for 10-15 days.
The patient complains of pain in the bladder and small blood in the urine. The patient has swelling on the upper body associated with urinary complaints.
Urtica urens helps to reduce swelling of the scrotum.
The patient complains of stabbing pain and itching of the scrotum which keep him awake for the whole night.
Urtica urens help to treat menorrhagia.
This is a good remedy for pruritis vulva the woman complains of swelling of parts with itching.
This is a good remedy for the arrest of milk after nursing a baby.
Urtica urens is a great remedy for rheumatic pain in the right deltoid region.
The patient complains of cramps in the upper arm region which radiates to the right arm and wrist with swelling of small joints.
The patient can not move his hands because of pain. Pain aggravates after lying on the same side and at around 9 pm.
Urtica urens are useful to treat stiffness and pain inside the left knee.
This is a good remedy for rheumatic pain in both ankles.
Urtica urens can be considered if there is back pain characterized by a stinging or burning sensation.
The pain may be localized or affect a larger area of the back. Even slight pressure or gentle touch causes discomfort or an exaggerated sensation of pain.
Back symptoms are worsened or triggered by exposure to heat in individuals requiring Urtica urens.
Urtica urens are often recommended for urticaria, which is characterized by raised, itchy, and red welts on the skin.
The hives appears suddenly and can be triggered by allergens, heat, or pressure.
Urtica urens can be used to relieve the symptoms of minor burns and scalds. It helps to reduce the burning sensation, soothe the affected area, and promote healing.
Urtica urens can be considered for eczema that is accompanied by intense itching and burning. The skin becomes dry, and scaly, and may have redness or inflammation.
Urtica urens is often prescribed for allergic reactions that affect the skin, such as allergic dermatitis.
It can help alleviate the itching, redness, and swelling associated with these reactions.
Urtica urens is commonly used to treat the symptoms of insect bites and stings.
It can help to reduce the itching, stinging, and swelling that occur as a result of the bites.
Urtica urens is useful for fever associated with abdominal pain. The patient feels feverish mostly at night.
Urtica Urens Modalities:
Modalities are the factors that increase or decrease the complaints in a patient.
They are categorized as aggravating factors and amelioration factors.
Aggravating factors make the condition of the illness worse, while the amelioration factor makes the condition of the disease better.
It can be time, any part of the day, season, position, or any applications, etc.
Urtica urens has characteristic aggravation: symptoms appear every year around the same time. Aggravation time is night, especially around 9 pm.
The patient feels symptoms aggravated in a cold damp atmosphere. The patient states pain aggravates after the touch and application of water.
The patient feels worse after sleep. The patient does not tolerate violent exercise.
Urtica urens patient feels better after the appearance of rashes on the skin.
Relationship with Other Medicine:
Complementary medicines are those medicines that help each other to complete the cure of a disease.
Apis Mel, Cantharis, and Rhus tox act along with Urtica urens to treat nettle rash and rheumatic pains.
Urtica urens can increase the intensity of symptoms in sensitive patients.
In such cases, some remedies help to reduce symptoms and complete the cure. Urtica urens antidoted by Rumex.
Urtica urens helps to reduce aggravated symptoms of the patient after prescribing other homeopathy remedies. It antidotes side effects of Apis mellifica.
Urtica urens follow well to Natrum Mur and Apis Mel in cases of Gout, Dropsy, and Uremia.
Followed well by-
Urtica urens are followed well by Sanguinaria, and Pulsatilla, in the case of right deltoid rheumatic pain and fever respectively.
Urtica Urens Dosage & Potencies:
Dosage means how many times you can take medicine per day and potency is the strength of the remedy.
Dosage and potency depend on the sensitivity of a patient and the intensity of symptoms.
If a patient has an acute disease condition, repeated dosage of medium potency is helpful. If a patient has a chronic disease, a single dose of high potency or mother tincture is useful.
Urtica Urens 30 Uses-
Urtica urens 30, is useful for acute swelling with rashes after insect bites. 4 globules of Urtica urens 3 times a day for 4-5 days.
Urtica Urens 200 Uses-
We rarely used Urtica urens 200 medicine. It is helpful to reduce the tendency of rheumatic pains which appear every year around the same time.
Urtica Urens 3X/6X Uses-
Urtica urens 3x and 6x are very useful to treat swelling of the breast and suppression of milk in nursing mothers. This potency is useful to treat nettle rash and swelling of the face after insect stings.
Urtica Urens mother tincture Uses-
Urtica urens mother tincture is a more useful form of medicine for gout, rheumatic pain, and in nettle rashes condition.
External application and internal intake of Urtica urens mother tincture helps to treat first-degree burn injury.
Urtica Urens Side Effects:
Urtica urens is generally considered safe when used in appropriate dilutions and under the guidance of a qualified homeopathic practitioner.
Since homeopathic remedies are highly diluted substances, they are generally well-tolerated and have minimal risk of side effects. However, it is important to note that individual reactions to any substance, including homeopathic remedies, can vary.
While Urtica urens is generally safe, there have been rare reports of
hypersensitivity or allergic reactions in some individuals.
If you experience any unusual or severe symptoms after taking Urtica urens or any other homeopathic remedy, it is important to discontinue its use and consult a homeopathy physician.
Remember that homeopathic remedies are prescribed based on individual symptoms and characteristics. It’s crucial to consult with a qualified homeopath for proper evaluation and personalized treatment. Homeopathy focuses on treating the whole person, so a detailed case study is necessary to select the most appropriate remedy.
Homeopathic medicines should be taken only when prescribed by a homeopathic physician. Self-medication may aggravate the original conditions.