Originating in Europe, the nettle is a perennial originating in Europe. Lush, green, and crunchy, the leaves have a light smell. The nettle leaf has a long and well-regarded tradition of use in a variety of consumables. It is commonly used in herbal tea blends, and has a pleasant smell when lightly blanched. The leaf can also be prepared for skincare, or used in shampoos and conditioners.