#1 Herbs for Animals
Health & Healing

(From the February 2013 holistic newsletter)

A supplement is something added to supply a deficiency and reinforce a whole.  With herbs, they should be used only when your animal can not get what they need from their proper diet.  Many supplements are NOT needed when the core diet ingredients are correct.  How do you find out the core diet?  You muscle test.  If you do not know how to muscle test, we are offering the instructional ebook at a special price for our readers.  

Simple steps to follow:

  • Find out the core diet through muscle testing
  • Look at potential supplements and muscle test them
  • Find out if any herbs test strong
  • If they do, find out the amount AND method of offering them AND duration

So here are some top herbs and their uses:

  • Chamomile - Stomach problems, calms anxiety, colds, antispasmodic, earache
  • Dandelion - Diuretic, stomach issues, digestive tract, liver, spleen, blood, eczema, vitamin A,B,C, source of potassium
  • Echinacea - Immune booster, infections, inflammation (Avoid if weak or irregular heart beat)
  • Garlic - Regulates blood pressure, diuretic, coughs, colds, asthma, antiseptic, natural antibiotic, flea repellent (Not raw; too much may cause anemia)
  • Ginger - Releases gas, stimulant, stomach and bowel pains, colic, flu, respiratory and kidney, nausea
  • Goldenseal - Antiseptic, laxative, infections, bronchitis, liver, bleeding (Can cause vomiting; don’t use if pregnant or nursing)
  • Hawthorn - Heart, antispasmodic, blood pressure, sedative
  • Marshmellow - Urinary, ulcers, softener, respiratory, burns
  • Milk Thistle - Liver problems, detoxifier, infections
  • Yellow Dock - Immune system, blood, iron, glands, ears, skin, mild laxative

Simple guidelines on how to offer herbs:

  • Use a liquid extract or tincture when possible
  • Liquid herbs are generally given 2-22 drops
  • Capsules are generally given ½ capsule – 4 capsules
  • Herbal teas are generally given 1 tsp – 3 tbsp
  • Muscle test to find out what method is right (liquid, capsule, tea)
  • Muscle test to find out how much
  • Muscle test to find out duration

If you prefer herbs that are already blended and created for you for a specific health issue, like kidney, liver, immune system, thyroid, cushings, digestion, wounds, joints, parasites, anal glands, etc., click here.  Native Remedies carries some awesome herbal blends that we and many of our clients use.  You can click on "For Pets Pet Alive" at the top of the website for their wonderful herbal products for all kinds of animals. 

There are some cool Chinese herbs but I leave those to the vets.  Allison and I have found that Chinese herbs are more likely to upset your animal’s stomach than traditional herbs.  Yes we use them but through our holistic vet.  AND we muscle test.  Always.  Just because 2 capsules once a day is recommended for 3 weeks, doesn’t mean an animal can stay on 2 capsules daily OR for 3 whole weeks.  Their bodies can respond to the herbs sooner than expected.  Their bodies may react to the herbs unexpectedly.  The power of muscle testing tells you when you need to tweak things OR stop.  This goes for ALL herbs – ALL supplements.

I can’t stress enough how much muscle testing can help you make the right decision for your animal – AND yourself.  Muscle testing is one of the top 3 things we wish people knew how to do.  It is so helpful for finding out which herbs will help your beloved animal.  We are offering our muscle testing instructional ebook for just $10 (normally $15).  It includes photos of how to muscle test with both people and animals.  People from all over the world are learning how to muscle test.  Click here to learn how and change your life!  

With some knowledge and muscle testing, you can have great success with herbs!