Nettle seedlings sprouting new life. This is one of my favorite plants for more reasons than I could name here. Ortiga is a very nourishing and nurturing plant with a fierce teacher spirit. In the Amazon, we have a giant species that is used therapeutically as urtication for healing musculoskeletal issues and old injuries. A trained healer using prayer will sting the patient's skin to stimulate blood flow and allow the nettle to inject its medicine into the affected area.
This past summer I spent hours in Margi Flint's nettle patch in Marblehead, MA. I chose not to wear any protective gear, as my intention was to deepen my studies with nettle and receive a good teaching. I was knee deep in there, pruning back the plants and harvesting the seeds. By the end of the day, I totally received what I asked for. For me, the best treatment for that unbearable sting was Reiki.