Homeopathic Urtica urens

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Homeopathic Urtica urens has been used primarily for its beneficial effects on conditions of the skin, in urticaria, burns and eczema.[1]


  • Plant: Urtica urens, also known as Stinging Nettle
  • Short Form: Urt-u


The following are the main indications for Urtica urens.[2], [3]

Acute Conditions

  • Burns of various types. Sunburn, scalds, first degree burns with intense burning, itching, crawling, stinging, prickling heat. Reddened skin. Small, clear, fluid-filled blisters, skin peeling afterwards.
  • Hives with much itching, burning, prickling and stinging pains. Red raised blotches with white centre. Hives due to allergies to fish or shellfish. Recurs annually.

Other common conditions: Chickenpox, Herpes, Rheumatism, Fever


  • Triggers: allergies, fish, shellfish, hot weather, exertion, parasites
  • General: skin conditions
  • Worse: cool, moist, or snowy air; cool bathing
  • Psychological: restless, nervous

Prescribing Considerations

Homeopathic remedies are prescribed based on homeopathic principles and after a detailed case taking. The prescription recommendations below are provided only as a guide. It is always recommended to consult with a naturopathic doctor or homeopathic practitioner prior to taking any homeopathic remedies, especially if your health is compromised or if your symptoms do not resolve in a timely fashion. The general recommendations for Urtica urens include:[4]


  1. Morrison Roger (1993) Desktop Guide, to Keynote and Confirmatory Symptoms Hahnmann Clinic Publishing.
  2. Hershoff Asa (1999) Homeopathic Remedies: a quick and easy guide to common disorders and their homeopathic treatments Avery Publishing Group, New York.
  3. Ullman Robert, Reichenberg-Ullman Judyth (1997) Homeopathic Self-Care, the quick and easy guide for the whole family. Prima Publishing.
  4. Boericke W (1997) Pocket Manual of Homoeopathic Materia Medica and Repertory, a Chapter on Rare and Uncommon Remedies, B. Jain Publishers, India.