Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) is a staple in herbal medicine and has been since ancient times. Egyptians used stinging nettle to treat arthritis and lower back pain, while Roman troops rubbed it on themselves to help stay warm because it “burns” upon contact with the skin.
High in a number of nutrients, today it is used to treat inflammation, blood pressure, blood sugar, even hayfever.
Pursuing her new fascination with detailed realism and the plant world muralist Adele enlarges the leaf for you to gain a greater appreciation of its aesthetic qualities, its patterning and geometries.
Sadly, during this painting in Sweden, the artist learned of the untimely passing of “two beautiful teens who died in an accident,” she says. Children of her friends, whom she says, are “beautiful amazing people who do a lot for the community,” the loss is incalculable. For them, she dedicates this new mural to “friends Edson and Nica and Spehrane, Andrea and Antonella.”