Bichu Buti (Kandali): What Is It?, Recipe, And How To Remove Sting?


What Is Bichu Buti?

Bichu buti also known as ‘kandali’ in Uttarakhand (India), many people also known as a sting plant because the thorn gets pricked just by touching this plant.

There is no cultivation of Bichu buti, it’s a wild growth.

However, it is widely cultivated in Africa, Europe, and Asia, and North America. its scientific name is “Urtica dioica”.

NOTE: By touching this plant, the thorns in it are pinched on the hand, but even then the greens of the leaves of this plant are very much liked in Uttarakhand.

The soft, green leaves can be 3 to 15 cm (1 to 6 in) long and are borne oppositely on an erect stem with green stems. (1).


Potential Health Benefits

It has many health benefits such as – detoxing the body, improving energy, keeping the skin healthy, being beneficial in urinary tract infections, etc.

1. Good for Heart and Liver health

This herb is also able to positively affect the heart because it contains ethanolic, which protects against atherosclerotic, which means you are at a lower risk of a heart attack.

Regular consumption of its tea can help lower systolic blood pressure and relieve stress on the cardiovascular system.

In addition, Kandali also contains “hepatoprotective”, which reduces liver problems.

Antioxidant properties may protect your liver against damage by toxins, heavy metals, and inflammation (1).

2. May Treat Urinary Tract Infection

Its leaf has diuretic properties and also helps in passing urine. it is used in the treatment of urinary infections.

Also helps in breaking the stone from the bladder into small pieces and flushing them out with urine.

It also helps in the treatment of diarrhea and dysentery.

3. May reduce Blood sugar level

One study showed that 46 people, who consume 500 mg of its extract 3 times a day saw significantly reduced blood sugar levels (2).

4. Promote Blood Circulation

The combination of high amounts of vitamin C and iron present in kandali is great for stimulating the production of red blood cells.

It helps in providing the necessary oxygen to the body by increasing the number of eyes, increasing blood circulation, and healing wounds.

Bichu buti is often recommended for use to relieve fatigue or anemia, which is associated with generalized muscle weakness and headaches.

5. May Treat Asthma and Hey Fever

Human studies showed that stinging nettle is equal to or only slightly better at treating hay fever than a placebo (3).

Studies have shown that taking bichu buti extract in combination with other herbs can reduce allergic reactions, results shown in an Australian asthma patient.

6. Detoxification Body

It is known to cleanse the body of toxins also known as a diuretic substance.

Kandali leaves help the digestion process go smoothly, thereby preventing the accumulation of harmful toxins in the body.

It also stimulates the lymphatic system which helps in getting rid of excess toxins in the kidneys.

7. It May be Helpful During Pregnancy

Bichu buti tea is suggested for women who are going through more labor pains.

It can also protect against excessive bleeding because it acts as a coagulant substance. apart from this, bichu buti helps in the production of milk in lactating women.

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Stinging nettleā€™s other potential health benefits such as lessened bleeding, boosted liver health and wound healing.

Its leaves are dried and its herbal tea is made, as can also be done with the nettle’s flowers.


It also has the ability to thin the blood which reduces the chances of blood clotting.

This can lead to too much sleep. do not drive after consuming sedatives of any kind, including nettle.

It is a natural diuretic and it increases urine output. so do not use this medicine if you are suffering from any kind of kidney problem.

Touching its leaves causes tingling and sharp pain in that area.

In some cases, if it touched you in huge amounts, your hand may become stiff and you may need to go to the hospital.

There are many types of chemicals in Bichu Buti, so its excessive use reduces ejaculation in men.

Inhibits the production of enzymes called aromatases which are important for sperm production.

Learn – Premature Ejaculation

How To Remove its Sting?

Its sting is very painful, it may lead to rashes, and rubbing can go the sting deeper into the skin and cause the reaction to be more severe and last longer.

Some home remedies that are applied by Gadwali people include:

  • Applying spit or nose on that area gives a lot of relief.
  • Use soap and water that wash away chemicals from the surface of the skin.
  • You can also apply aloe vera and a paste made from baking soda and water. Anything put on the skin should be dabbed.

Bichu Buti Recipe

Bichu buti saag is one of the famous and popular dishes in Uttarakhand, which has many health benefits being helpful in sprains, urinary tract infections, and more benefits.

NOTE: When it is plucked use tongs, and only its leaves are plucked.

How to make it saag

Even after breaking it, its leaves have a sting and a good way to remove it is to burn it slightly in the fire.

  • First, Boil its leaves in water according to the leaf’s quantity. now separating it from the water.
  • Now, Grind it, or you can use a grinding stone.
  • Add, ghee or mustard oil in Kadhai, dried red chill 1 or 2, Fenugreek seeds, fine mustard, and garlic.
  • Now add saag in kadahi. cook it for a few minutes, and now your dish is ready to serve.


If it doesn’t go away within 24 hours it can lead to a serious situation.

It does not spread, but if you get it in large quantities, it can show stiffness in the hands, more itching, and sometimes even hospitalization.


Bichu buti saag is one of the famous and popular dishes in Uttarakhand, which has many health benefits like being helpful in sprains, and urinary tract infections.

Kandali leaves help the digestion process go smoothly, thereby preventing the accumulation of harmful toxins in the body.

Bichu buti is often recommended for use to relieve fatigue or anemia, which is allied with generalized muscle weakness.


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