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Ilos
06-22-2012, 07:15 PM
Hello, I was wondering if nettles are good to perform a simple spagyrics elixir.

Andro
06-22-2012, 07:35 PM
Hello, I was wondering if nettles are good to perform a simple spagyrics elixir.

Hi Ilos,

This topic has already been touched upon HERE (http://forum.alchemyforums.com/showthread.php?1037-researching-gw-stone-and-alkahest&p=6079#post6079) and HERE (http://forum.alchemyforums.com/showthread.php?1564-Martial-Tincture-%28Nettle%29-No-Colour-Change).

I'm sure you can find more info on this Forum by using the Google Search function with 'nettle'.

Maybe others have worked with nettle as well and could provide some extra insight.

Krisztian
06-23-2012, 01:18 AM
Hello, I was wondering if nettles are good to perform a simple spagyrics elixir.

I have not used nettles in my spagyric tinctures, but I seen it described in Grieve's A Modern Herbal (Vol II). I guess the question is which type you're interested in using, purple, white, lesser? The purple-type, promotes perspiration and acts on the kidney, among other things.

I suggest for anyone experimenting with spagyrics is find a used copy of either Culpeper's Complete Herbal, and/or Beyerl's Master Book of Herbalism. Or, the above mentioned two volumes by Grieve.