Relief from stinging nettle's burn comes by rubbing inflamed skin with juice from the leaves of dock, jewelweed, rosemary, mint, sage or even crushed leaves of stinging nettle itself!
The fiber in stinging nettle stems is very similar to that of hemp and flax, and for this reason, has historically been an important ingredient in a variety of items, from sailcloth and fishing nets to clothing and paper.
Europeans cook stinging nettle, removing the stinging hairs by boiling, and find it a good source of vitamins A and C, protein and iron.
Pulling up stinging nettle by the roots while calling out a sick person's name was believed to drive away a fever.
Urtication, the process of beating the skin with nettles, was formerly used to treat certain diseases.
Hunting dogs have died from extreme exposure to stinging nettle.