Is an exploration of the amazing healing powers and history of nature's power weed, the Queen of Herbs, Stinging Nettles, Urtica dioica. This first primer in the Herbal Amicus series examines the meaning of plant allies, why nettles are an ally and how to locate and harvest nettles. This jam packed book covers the ancient history of nettles and links that knowledge to the spiritual aspects of healing with plants, including the importance of ceremony and ritual in plant healing. Among important pieces of knowledge is how ancients used nettles for healing from gout, arthritis, depletion of energy as well as contemporary uses for delicious teas and its fibers for weaving into a silky fabric. Nettles are truly the queen of herbs.