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Social Entrepreneurship in Chepang Community through Herbal Product

हातका मैला सुनका थैला, के गर्नु धनले
साग र सिस्नु खाएको बेस आनन्दी मनले !!!

Nettle Powder

Stinging nettle or common nettle (सिस्नु), Urtica dioica, is a herbaceous perennial flowering plant, native to Europe, Asia, northern Africa, and North America. The plant has many hollow stinging hairs called trichomes on its leaves and stems, which act like hypodermic needles, injecting histamines and other chemicals that produce a stinging sensation when contacted by humans and other animals.
Sisnu, sishnu, Lekali sishnu, Thulo sishnu, Ghario sishnu, Bhangre sishnu or Patle sishnu is the Nepali name for edible stinging nettles.  The plant is popular in areas where there is a scarcity of vegetables. They are picked up from moist woodlands, along rivers, forests and many shaded trails. The young tender leaves and shoots are cooked similarly to any other leafy vegetables. Nettles are known for their sting, but cooking completely eliminates their stinging effect.

Social Entrepreneurship in Chepang Community through Herbal Product:
The Chepangs are one of Nepal’s most disadvantaged indigenous groups and are classified under the ‘highly marginalized’ category on the basis of a set of socio-economic indicators, such as population size, language literacy rate, house type, landownership, occupation and access to higher education. Due to geographical difficulties Chepangs have not been able to get easy access to food, clothes, and shelter and education facilities in the community.


About the Project:
Self-Sustaining Campaign for Chepang Community is an active circle formed under the initiation of Biswash Chepang who seeks to empower women’s Group (आमा समुह) of rural Chepang community through Agriculture, Animal husbandry. The main aim of Self Sustaining campaign for Chepang community activities is to gain financial independence.


Social Entrepreneurship:

We are empowering Chepang women by paying them Rs.35 per Kg from the green nettles picked up from the jungle. In one day, one has been able to receive Rs. 350.  The pocket money earned from picking up nettles is used by them on purchasing daily necessary items and stationary materials for child. There are total 25 womens who are involved in picking nettles.

S.N.ParticularsPrice
1Nettles Powder 200gmRs. 250
2Nettles Powder 1000gmRs. 1,000
  

29 Nettle Tea Benefits

To give you an idea of just how powerful this singular plant is, nettle has the potential to treat the following ailments:

  • Nettle stimulates the lymph system to boost immunity
  • Nettle relieves arthritis symptoms
  • Nettle promotes a release from uric acid from joints
  • Helps to support the adrenals
  • It helps with diabetes mellitus
  • Strengthens the fetus in pregnant women
  • Promotes milk production in lactating women
  • Relieves menopausal symptoms
  • Helps with menstrual cramps and bloating
  • Helps break down kidney stones
  • Reduces hypertension
  • Helps with respiratory tract disease
  • Supports the kidneys
  • Helps asthma sufferers
  • Stops bleeding
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Reduces incident of prostate cancer
  • Minimizes skin problems
  • Eliminates allergic rhinitis
  • Lessens nausea
  • Cures the common cold
  • Helps with osteoarthritis
  • Alleviates diarrhea
  • Helps with gastrointestinal disease, IBS, and constipation
  • Reduces gingivitis and prevents plaque when used as a mouth wash.
  • Has been shown to be helpful to in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Relieves neurological disorders like MS, ALS and sciatica
  • Destroys intestinal worms or parasites
  • Supports the endocrine health by helping the thyroid, spleen and pancreas.

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