By Drishti Brahmania*
The world of herbalism is vast and one that holds answers to so many questions. Nature has the answer and power to heal almost anything, and herbs help with just this.
Here are the top 6 healing herbs that are not only useful for humans but dogs too:
1. Stinging Nettle
Stinging nettle is a powerhouse herb. Packed with a multitude of nutrients, this herb is a natural antihistamine that helps with allergies and itching. Its rich silica content also helps with hair growth and quality, and its strong anti-bacterial properties keep infections away.
Soothing and calming, chamomile holds the power to soothe not only anxiety, but also soothe irritated tummies and itchy skin. It is also a natural dewormer.
Known for its antioxidant qualities, rosemary protects cells against damage caused due to stress. It’s also great for digestion, brain, and hair health. It protects against hairfall and fleas.
4. Burdock root
Burdock root increases liver’s detox capabilities, balances digestive system, supports kidney and thyroid function, and promotes good skin health.
5. Dandelion root
Dandelion root acts as a liver tonic to stimulate bile production and increases circulation in the liver. It also helps with gallstones and gallbladder inflammation.
6. Milk thistle
Milk thistle can help prevent and repair liver damage. It is also a powerful antioxidant. It can prevent or reduce medication induced liver damage and helps liver to break down toxins.
Explore the world of herbalism and get your hands on a wide selection of wild harvested herbs and herbal mixes formulated by canine herbalists at Happy Puppy Organics.
*Author is Founder of Happy Puppy Organics – a brand of organic grooming products for pets