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Nettles, Silva’s mother’s miracle remedy


But the forest also offered many handy resources. In the Siberian village where Silva Linarte’s family was resettled, in the winter of 1941, the resettlers fell seriously ill after eating tainted flour. Where medical care was so poor, nettles appeared to be a saving remedy. Silva remains convinced that they saved her mother.