Nettles are super high in vitamins and minerals especially calcium. This is a great vegan way to get more calcium in your body.
Nettle is an incredible tonic and is reputed to have more chlorophyll than any other herb. Since chlorophyll is only one molecule away from the iron carrying hemoglobin, a pregnant woman can use this additional iron to produce the extra bloods she will need to support her growing baby.
Nettles also contains an abundance of vitamins A, C, D, and K, calcium, potassium, phosphorous, iron, and sulphur.
Pregnant women can especially benefit from nettles, as it is a kidney tonic and diuretic which can help with swelling and also supports the kidneys. A pregnant woman must process one and a half times her normal blood supply through her kidneys during pregnancy.
Additionally, nettles can help ease leg cramps, spasms and relax the body due to its high magnesium content.