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10 Healing Herbs for Dogs and Humans

Neem

What: Azadirachta indica, an extract of the Neem tree, is nature's non-toxic insecticide, plus it heals burns and soothes dry, irritated skin.

Why: Applied topically and absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream, Neem makes your dog naturally repellent to mosquitoes and fleas. Parasite preventatives work by filling your dog's blood with poison; in order to be eliminated, the pest has to take a bite out of your best friend.

Suggested Use: During the warm months (high mosquito season), bathe once weekly in a mixture of Neem Powder and Baking Soda. Massage into skin and rinse well.

 Yarrow

What: Achillea millefolium - a.k.a. stanchweed, soldier's woundwort, and sanguinary - helps stop bleeding.

Why: If your dog sustains a cut or laceration, you can administer first aid by flushing the wound with povidone iodine, then treating it with yarrow.

Suggested Use: Wound Balm for Animals made from beeswax, yarrow infused oil & yarrow powder.

Arnica

What: Arnica montana, a.k.a. Leopard's Bane, has long been prized for its astonishing bruise-healing property.

Why: Has Spot sustained a bruise or muscle injury? Arnica does double duty, easing the pain and promoting healing.

Suggested Use: Available in loose herb to make a tea for use as a rinse or create a poultice

Valerian

What: This effective - if highly malodorous - herb (Valeriana officinalis L.) is nature's time-trusted sedative and sleep-inducer.

Why: For dogs who experience high anxiety during thunderstorms or on the 4th of July, Valerian will put them out for several hours of stress-free slumber. It's also great for long car trips, to help Spot snooze through the ride.

Suggested Use: Available in Capsules & Powder

Olive Leaf

What: The extract of crushed-up olive leaves (oleuropein) is nature's antibiotic.

Why: If your dog experiences diarrhea from, say, scarfing something rancid on the sidewalk, the antifungal property of Olive Leaf will help set his digestion right.

Suggested Use: Available in Capsules & Powder

Milk Thistle

What: A flowering plant whose extract, Silymarin, is one of nature's most potent antioxidants for people and pets.

Why: Boosting and protecting the liver, milk thistle is a must if you want to extend the life of your dog. Everything passes through the liver, so it welcomes the support - and because eye and liver health are linked, milk thistle also prevents and reverses cloudy eyes (nuclear sclerosis) in dogs.

Suggested Use: Available in Capsules & Powder

Hawthorn

What: Crataegus is a berry that's used to treat cardiac insufficiency.

Why: Strengthening the heart muscle and improving circulation, hawthorn helps stave off congestive heart failure in senior dogs (and people), and tones the tickers of younger dogs who've survived heartworm disease. Young, healthy dogs don't need it yet - wait until they're older.

Suggested Use: Available in Capsules & Powder

Burdock

What: A thistle in the genus Arctium, its root has long been prized for its blood-purifying, hair-regrowing, and cancer-fighting powers.

Why: Use it regularly as a preventative, especially if you have a breed of dog that's prone to cancer (such as a Boxer).

Suggested Use: Available in Capsules & Powder

 

 
 

Good Morning to All

It's going to be another perfect day. It was pretty cool this morning but the sun is shining beautifully. What a wonderful way to start the day :)

I just love Texas, Yeah, it might be hot in the summer but I tell you what, I don't miss the snow and ice at all. We might get a few days of this every year but for me, that is A-OK.

Wishing all of ya'll a wonderful day

Petra

www.texasherbcompany.com

 
 

A Great Big Thank You To Everybody

Just wanted to take the time to send out a GREAT BIG KUDOS to all of you that are supporting your Local Growers. You make it possible for us to do what we do. Working towards strengthening our local economy. Keep going strong we THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts

 

 

 
 

Create your Own Tea Mixture !!!

Good Morning Everyone

It has been a pretty busy few month here at the Farm. After harvesting and prepping herbs for drying the camelid girls where ready to bless us with new llam babies. What a joy.

So, the new fresh herbal teas are added to the store. I am sure that you will be pleased since all the teas are single herbs that you can mix with eachother or maybe you like to mix on of the herbal teas with my great black tea, hibiscus, peppermint.

A great way to try your hand on creating your own wellness brew.

Please contact me if you need any help or have any questions. I am always looking forward to be helpful.

Look out for fresh new Green Tea that I will add soon, it is my first batch and is still currently drying.

Wishing All Of You Peace and Light in this Busy Season

from all of us here on the Farm

Be Well

Petra

 

 

 
 

Happy Saturday Everybody

Yes it's pretty amazing but it is Saturday already :)

It's been incredibly busy around here the last few weeks and I am just tickeled to welcome so many new great people to our herb family. Welcome ya'll and thank you so much for taking advantage of the herb sale that is still going on until the 19 of November.

Thanksgiving is just around the corner so make sure you have your herb cabinet ready to go and probably like to add some great tea mixtures that are sure to please.

Lots of yarn is spun right now since I started adding alpaca/llama rugs to my collection of handspun doodats.

I will add new great items as well as a whole array of great new fres herbal teas.

So, happy Saturday Everyone and Thank you so much for supporting this great Texas Farm.

Yours Truly

Petra :)

 
 
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