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#16 LostintheLab

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 04:48 PM

I"ve never heard of holding your breath. Grasp it firmly and it doesn't sting you, nettles are good for arthritis- my grandfather used them apparently.
Wear long trousers when running in the UK to stop nettles stinging and there should be dock leaves growing nearby nettles rub thoses on the stings to stop the burning.

Thats my old wives tales for the day ;)
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Posted 17 September 2010 - 02:05 AM

the needles are only on the tops of the leaves on nettles, if you touch the undersides of the leaves you don't get stung!

I have seen videos of nettle-eating competitions at various places here in the UK, people compete to eat the most number of nettle-leaves within a time limit, they do it by rolling the leaves so the tops are on the inside, so then their moths don't get stung as they swallow!

still think they are crazy though...

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 03:06 AM

Here I have a lot of nettles, but to be honest I am not really looking forward to testing it... ;)

But I can send you a sample!!! :lol:

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 09:09 AM

Wouldn't witch hazel relieve the sting of a nettle? I am also one to tough out pain on occasion, but why suffer needlessly?
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Posted 07 November 2010 - 10:31 AM

Havent had the time to check it and now the winter is coming up..

But I did eat nettle soup a few days ago :P

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