Nettle Leaf c/s; Cert. Organic
Botanical Name - Urtica dioica
Other Names - stinging nettle
Origin - Albania
Flavor Profile - Nettle has a fresh, pleasant taste that goes well with sweet and mild herbs, like mint and chamomile.
Culinary Usages - Sprinkle into soups, casseroles, smoothies and other foods. May also be encapsulated as a dietary supplement.
Equine Usages - One of nature’s richest sources of iron, which can often be a mineral lacking in an equine diet. Nettles also contain histamine, serotonin, potassium, silica, vitamins A and C, and a whole host of other minerals. Nettles support the immune, respiratory, urinary and reproductive systems, and can help the body fight allergic responses. Recommended Amount: 1/2 cup. per day, based on 1000 lb. Horse.
Typical Preparations - Commonly the dried leaf and/or dried root is used as a tea, tincture or powdered and encapsulated.
Nettle, also called stinging nettle, is a perennial herb with a natural range that includes North America, Europe, Asia and North Africa. It has also been a food crop for centuries, and is still consumed as a steamed or puréed vegetable. Powdered dried nettle leaf adds a spinach-like flavor to foods, such as stews, soups, and egg, cheese and rice dishes.
Precaution - High doses or long-term use may increase urine output and the effects of certain medications, including diuretics and blood thinners.
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