Herbs for Pets
Calendula - First Aid for Skin
pets (and humans) have for centuries been used for many ailments. Skin
conditions being one of the most problematic issues we loving pet owners deal
consider Calendula petals as a most effective, medicinal herb for all sorts of
skin problems. It is safe, soothing and readily available. This
miracle herb is also excellent for human eczema, inflamed skin or burns.
It aids in rapid post-operative care to wounds to prevent infection.
problem is one of the most likely causes for a trip to the vet. Expensive
medication may be eliminated with regular use of the "Herb of the Skin"
Calendula for young puppies or older pets.
This herbal solution is obtained by stripping off the petals from the flower heads
and then dried in a warm dry area. A tea can be made by infusing the dried
petals in warm water, the tea then used for washing areas of scratches, wounds
from surgery, eczema or hot spots.
open wounds, such as surgical procedures, make a tea with a few spoons of dried
Calendula petals in a cup of hot water. Draw for 20 minutes, then strain.
Spray the area affected with the tea several times a day. It is
anti-fungal and is promotes rapid healing for all skin conditions such as insect
bites, inflamed skin or eczema.
in the form of fresh or dried petals to
dog food daily
for several months or until you overcome the problem with digestion and gas.
Calendula has a soothing affect on the entire digestive tract and improves
will have a variety of Calendula products, such as soaps, ointments, lotions and
creams. Do not apply any oil based products to an open wound, instead
spray the affected area or wound with the water based tea.
available from health shops or your herbalist in the form of soaps, oils,
lotions and creams.
(botanical name is Calendula officinalis) which is not fragrant must not to be
confused with Marigold which is a small strong smelling plant (from the Kakibos
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