Stinging Nettle is a weed to some and a delectable food and healing source to others. The stinging part of the plant keeps people away and in my own experience while planting garlic in a new soil, and getting stung before realizing what was there, would have been more painful had I not thought quickly and squashed some garlic onto my skin. It still can be used as spinach or other cooked foods, if one is able to harvest with gloves and long sleeves. As a dried herbal tea, it has many benefits, by being an antihistamine, and anti-inflammatory, it helps to relieve seasonal allergies, help blood and lymph flow, as well as working with arthritis and asthma. Woman have used it to work with cramps, blood flow and labour pains.