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Common Name: Common Hemp Nettle
Galeopsis tetrahit is an annual plant that can grow up to 1.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of materials..
The plant is poisonous, causing paralysis[
Europe, including Britain, from Iceland and Russia to Spain and Macedonia.
Arable land, sometimes in woods, fens and wet heaths[
Grows in most soils, disliking heavy shade.
This plant is sometimes grown in the wild garden[
An aggregate species[
]. It is a natural hybrid, G. speciosa x G. pubescens[
The plant is antispasmodic, detergent, expectorant and resolvent[
]. It is used in the treatment of tissue-wasting complaints[
]. An infusion of the plant is used in the treatment of pulmonary complaints[
A drying oil is obtained from the seed. It is used as a polish for leather[
A fibre is obtained from the stems, it is used for making cord[
Seed - sow spring in situ[
]. Germination usually takes place within a month.