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Old 04-28-2010, 01:16 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Any help would be appreciated, I was hoping to make some nettle infusion. Thanks!
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I saw two types just yesterday, now I cannot for the life of me remember wth I was! Perhaps Walgreens/CVS? I believe it was like only $10-12.00
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Mountain Rose Herb Farm, Whole Foods carries Frontier brand for a fortune, but you can order through a Frontier co-op or open your own co-op account with them.

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I prefer Mountain Rose. They have a fair price and are a really great company.

You do need to be careful where you source your nettles from. Nettles are not good to consume after they flower, as they produce a substance that is irritating to the kidneys after that time. Some companies don't care about that and buy up nettle from wholesalers who pick after flowering.
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Now is also the best time to wild craft them, as pp mentioned, before they flower. You will know when you find a patch of stinging nettles....

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If you want to buy from Mountain Rose Herbs, there's a link in the Resources sticky in H&H that you click, and MDC gets a small, well, kick-back isn't the word I'm really looking for, let's say referral fee, but I figure anything to help offset the costs of running the website helps.

This is it....
http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/cgi...025454&BID=713

The biggest downside is that shipping can get expensive, depending on where you are, so I tend to lump my purchases together as much as I can.
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