Nettles have a bad reputation for being nothing more than a pesky, stinging weed. However, when cut down and dried, that vicious sting is lost, and the plant be consumed by both human and horse. A valuable herb and highly nutritious, nettle leaves are packed with calcium, silica, iron, phosphates and vitamins B, C, and K. When consumed, this herb supports the health of the urinary system and circulation, while applying externally can soothe muscles and skin.
Nettles are a valuable supplement for the following reasons:
- Supports a healthy blood supply, cardiovascular system and circulation thanks to high levels of iron, vitamin C and potassium. These essential nutrients sustain the natural production of red blood cells and haemoglobin, and manage tension in arteries and blood vessels
- Supports the urinary system, particularly the health of the urinary tract. It also helps manage healthy fluid regulation, flushing chemicals and excess liquids from the body
- Acts as a conditioning supplement, helping to keep coats sleek, support skin and sustain a healthy dappling