A fast-growing perennial plant found in meadows, near buildings, and in nitrate-rich soils. Nettle is sometimes used for salads, soups, tea, colouring, as a curdling agent, and in herbal remedies.
A runny nose, stuffiness, and sneezing are very common
Itchy, watery, or red eyes are very common
Coughing, wheezing, chest congestion, chest tightness and shortness of breath
Seasons and Regions
Where is Nettle found?
Nettle is found all over the United States and throughout Europe, western Asia and North Africa, and has been introduced to Australia and parts of South America.
While nettle leaves are known to cause allergic reactions, nettle tinctures, tea, or capsules are actually used to alleviate the symptoms of hay fever.
Avoid the allergen as best as you can and reduce symptoms through over-the-counter medications. If you would like to prevent your allergies from progressing or are looking for long-term relief, talk to your doctor about allergy immunotherapy or find out if you are eligible for NectarRx Allergy Treatment.
Check pollen counts daily
Use Benadryl, Claritin, or Zyrtec as needed
Treat with allergen immunotherapy