This plant has
such a reputation as a weed that its valuable nutritional and medicinal
benefits are often overlooked. Iron, calcium and potassium are contained
especially richly in nettles. As a rich source of Vitamin C, nettle is
also of positive immune benefit and this also aids the absorption of its
iron content. It is a powerful tonic and galactogogue. It is valuable as a
daily nutritional supplement in lactating mares, laminitic ponies,
arthritic horses and in cases of anemia or poor condition.