The stinging nettle has hollow stinging hairs called trichomes that, when broken, inject chemicals like histamine under the skin. Ironically, nettle leaf extract also has compounds that reduce TNF-α, an inflammation-promoting molecule.
Image by Marek Mis.
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The stinging nettle has hollow stinging hairs called trichomes that, when broken, inject chemicals like histamine under the skin. Ironically, nettle leaf extract also has compounds that reduce TNF-α, an inflammation-promoting molecule.

Image by Marek Mis.

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