Forage plants: Deadnettle

Guest contribution by Monika Maria

Deadnettle is a suitable food plant for budgies and is known to most people as the “harmless version” of stinging nettle



Feedable parts

  • Leaves
  • Stems
  • Flowers
  • Seeds
  • Roots


This is very popular with parakeets as a food plant.

It is very healthy, contains vitamin B and vitamin C, zinc and potassium.

The tea1Infuse for 5 min. made from flowers and leaves can be given as a supportive treatment for bacterial infections or used as a bath for external inflammations.

The sap from the upper, young shoots soothes superficial skin inflammations or small wounds in humans and animals.

Monika Maria

Monika Maria

Guest author of this article on forage plants