Nettle, also known as stinging nettle (Urtica dioica), has been used in Egypt herbal medicine since ancient times. The leaves of the stinging nettle can cause itching, redness, swelling and a burning sensation upon contact with skin, however when dried and processed, the nettle has many medicinal benefits. It is rich in Vitamins A, C, and K, and it also contains minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and sodium. It is a powerful antioxidant and contains polyphenols which can help fight cell damage. Because of its nourishing properties, it has been shown to help achieve the appearance of healthy clear skin and can encourage the growth of thicker, healthier, shinier hair.