Urtica Urens in homeopathy: properties, benefits and uses (all you need to know)

What is Urtica urens?

Urtica urens (the stinging nettle) is used successfully in homeopathy for weeping skin rashes and glandular disorders. It is used for hives and minor skin burns, skin irritation from sunburn, insect bites and gout-related skin problems.
For newborn mothers, it is an important remedy for breastfeeding problems.

Leading symptoms

  • Rheumatism associated with blister rashes
  • Too little milk production in breastfeeding women
  • Hives with burning and stinging pains
  • chickenpox
  • Scalds and burns with blistering
  • Allergic reactions to mussels, oysters and other shellfish

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Urtica urens?

The skin is red, covered with elongated, slightly raised welts that itch, tingle and burn. Edema occurs over joints and in the neck area. One feels bloated, as if overflowing with water, longing for coolness. The complaints occur periodically and are tied to the seasons. Postpartum women suffer from engorgement and painful mammary glands. They find it difficult to wean because the flow of milk does not slow down.


Urtica urens is indicated for all typical symptoms that improve or worsen with the following modalities:


  • cooling baths


  • Sweat
  • Consumption of fish and / or shellfish, seafood

What are typical areas of application for Urtica urens?

  • skin rashes
  • breastfeeding problems

Areas of application in detail


Difficulty breastfeeding due to insufficient milk flow and engorgement. Difficult weaning due to spontaneously leaking breast milk.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6


Red skin with severe itching or burning bumps that look like burn blisters all over the body, also as an allergic reaction to seafood. For light sunburn, small burn blisters or insect bites where water accumulation in the skin tissue occurs.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Dosage forms of Urtica urens

Internally give D2 to D4. For external use, mother tincture is taken in a ratio of 1:1 to water or undiluted.

Typical potencies: Up to D4

fabric type: medicinal plant


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