This section is from the book "An Experimental History Of The Materia Medica", by William Lewis.
Urtica Pharm. Lond. & Edinb. Urtica urens maxima C. B. Urtica dioica Linn. Common stinging nettle. Infusions and decoctions of this herb, or its expressed juice, are recommended in different disorders as aperients, and said to loosen the belly; the juice, depurated and gently infpiffated, discovers a considerable taste, of the subsaline kind.