Today’s series of articles on forage plants is about the stinging nettle, with which just about everyone has made painful acquaintance.
Of particular interest is that nettle contains more iron than meat, more vitamin C than oranges and 6 times as much calcium as milk.
It is this high nutrient content that makes it an interesting forage plant.
Ingredients and effect
For budgies in moult, the silicic acid content is of particular interest.
It also contains iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium and vitamins A and C.
You can feed them fresh or dried or make a tea from the dried leaves (5 min.).
Used externally, the tea has an analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect on minor injuries.
April – June