Contractions. - Urt-u. Urt.
Urtica urens. Nat. ord., Urticaceae.
Fig. - Eng. Bot., t. 1236.
Small Stinging Nettle. For. names: German, Brenn Nessel; French, Ortie grieche.
Flowering time. - The whole summer.
Parts employed. - The fresh herb.
Characters. - An erect branching annual, seldom above 1 foot high, glabrous with the exception of the stiff stinging hairs. Leaves ovate or elliptical, deeply and regularly toothed, more tender than in the other species. Flowers, male and female intermixed, in small, loose, almost sessile, axillary clusters.
Time for collecting. - When in flower and seed.
Preparation. - Tincture, corresponding in alcoholic strength with proof spirit.
Reference to Horn. Proving. - Noack and Trinks. Hale's New Remedies.
Proper forms for dispensing. - and lx, Tincture only. 1 and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.
Average loss of moisture, 74 per cent.