The stinging nettle is probably the most unpopular plant among children playing in nature. Anyone who comes into contact with it immediately feels a burning pain that lasts for some time. The nettle owes its name to this protection against predators. It is native to all parts of the world except Antarctica. But it is more than just an annoying weed. Nettle leaves (bot.: Urticae folium) are an ancient household remedy from our homeland.