by Charles B Scott
(Cupar Fife Scotland UK)
I have read your page on stinging nettles. It is the topside of the nettle leaf that contains the sting.
To eat a raw stinging nettle you pinch the underside of the leaf with you thumb and forefinger, and carefully fold it the pop it in you mouth. You will have a slight numbness on the tip of your tongue.
It is quite safe to do so, and they have a nice flavour, and contain lots of Iron.