For those who don't know my wife is from Germany, and they're a lot more conscious of how herbs can heal over in Europe.We had just bought a Peppermint plant, she said putting it in tea in really tasty (which it is!).  Then she mentioned how she used to drink "Burn Weed Tea".  At first I thought there was a mistake, who in there right mind would drink "Burn Weed Tea"?

I asked her if we were talking about the same thing and it turns out we were!  So I went to the website "Healing Herb Info" to see what they had to say.

As an expectorant, it's recommended for asthma, mucus conditions of the lungs, and chronic coughs. Nettle tincture is also used for flu, colds, bronchitis and pneumonia.
Nettle infusion is a safe, gentle diuretic and considered a restorative for the kidneys and bladder, and used for cystitis and nephritis. It is also recommended for weight loss, but you may shed more pounds of water than fat.
Nettle tea compress or finely powdered dried Nettle is also good for wounds, cuts, stings, and burns.

"Burn Weed" as we commonly call it is "Singing Nettle", and after it's cooked or heated the "sting" is taken out of it.  And you don't have to go out and pick it yourself, apparently it's everywhere in different forms according to my GOOGLE search.

It's amazing how many conditions it's used for.  German scientists are looking at it as a cure for prostate cancer and Russian scientist are using it for hepatitis and gall bladder inflammation.

So, I feel a little foolish not knowing how helpful this plant is.  I had actually seen the "Stinging Nettle" pill before, but I had no idea that was what I referred to as "Burn Weed".  As it turns out that plant that I loathed growing up on a farm is very healthy, I almost feel bad for mowing them down all the time.