Stinging Nettle Herb (urtica dioica) - Certified Organic
Serving Size: 1/2 - 1 cup per day (approx 10-20 grams), per 1,000 lb horse. Divide between AM & PM offerings, if possible.
Nettle nourishes and strengthens the whole body, stimulating circulation. Helpful for seasonal allergies, asthma, laminitis, rheumatism, anemia, muscle wastage, arthritis and more. It soothes the respiratory tract, supports the immune system, urinary health, the reproductive system, provides gentle detoxing and more. Recognized as a whole-food multi-vitamin by herbalists.
Nettle has been used historically as a diuretic (rids the body of water and toxins), for treating joint pain, promoting healthy blood supply, cardiovascular health and the production of red blood cells and hemoglobin.
Nettle is one of nature's richest sources of iron but also contain serotonin, potassium, silica, vitamins A and C (antioxidant) and a host of other minerals!
Properties of Nettle
- Highly Nutritive
- Helps Heal Wounds
- Detoxing & Blood Cleansing
- Bone, Joint and Connective Tissue Tonic
- Respiratory Tonic
- Reproductive Tonic
- Blood Sugar Maintenance
- Diuretic & Urinary Tract Tonic
- Anti-spasmodic (mild)
- Expectorant (mild)
Not intended for use in pregnant mares, but likely safe and beneficial for a lactating mare and foal. Nettle may have contraindications with certain medications such as blood thinners, blood pressure meds, diuretics, lithium, NSAIDS, sedatives.