Nettle Power

Forage, Feast & Nourish Yourself with This Remarkable Healing Plant


By Brigitte Mars

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A colorful, highly accessible guide to the healing and culinary uses of nettle, a protein-packed wild plant that is a favorite of foragers and herbalists.

Nettle Power is a fascinating exploration of the many uses of nettle for food, medicine, and fiber. A plentiful wild plant with a long history of use by both European and Native American herbalists, nettle helps soothe skin conditions, strengthen bones, increase milk production in lactating mothers, restore the nervous system, purify the blood, and boost the immune system, among its many benefits. The plant's sting is easily neutralized by blanching and author Brigitte Mars shares a range of recipes for using the nutrient-dense green leaves as a tasty substitute for spinach or chard in salads, soups, and main dishes, along with healing recipes for teas, tinctures, juices, and elixirs. Colorful illustrations and curious facts and lore make this a highly browsable and useful handbook for foraging, herb, and natural health enthusiasts.

  • “As one of the most respected and notable voices in North American herbalism, Brigitte has gifted the reader with a very special book. Nettle Power is an expression of holistic herbalism at its best, synthesizing science with traditional folk ways to create a practical, and yet visionary book.  All herbalists need Nettle Power, blending all aspects of our understanding of this profound herbal gift of Gaia.” 
    David Hoffmann BSc (Hons), FNIMH, RH
  • "The beloved and maligned nettle ascends to a place of honor in this detailed and reverential review. Everything one needs to know to utilize this nutritious herb is enthusiastically and knowledgably shared - from wildcrafting to cultivation, kitchen to apothecary, food to beauty, and more. A book for every herb enthusiast!" 
    Mindy Green, herbalist, aromatherapist, esthetician
  • "I absolutely loved reading Brigitte Mars' book, Nettle Power!  I felt so inspired as each chapter unfolded with more value and uses. The book took me on a journey and deepened my relationship with this beloved plant. I am moved to embrace nettles for personal well being and share this brilliant plant healer with friends and families in need of its medicine." 
    Katrina Blair, author of The Wild Wisdom of Weeds

On Sale
Aug 27, 2024
Page Count
152 pages

Brigitte Mars

Brigitte Mars

About the Author

Brigitte Mars is a medical herbalist and the author of ten books on herbal medicine, including Dandelion Medicine and Natural First Aid. A founding member of the American Herbalists Guild, she has been teaching herbal health and wellness programs for more than 50 years.

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