Antibacterial Herb possesses a myriad of healing benefits for animals and humans alike. When used correctly, they work gently within the body, rebalancing it and supporting it to function better.
- Animals have been using plants for healing purposes for centuries. It is from observing wild animals that humans learned the healing benefits of plants. For example, the Indian tribes of the western United States learned about the antimicrobial properties of Ligusticum porteri (Osha) by observing bears ingest and roll in the plants. Osha is mainly known and used by humans for its antiviral benefits. It’s referred to by many as “bear medicine”.
- Herbs can be a great support for animals, in the same way, that herbs can be a great support for humans. Whether that’s to help animals who are sick or as a means of supporting good health and preventing disease.
- Herbs can be used to help an animal who is sick by providing support to the organ or bodily system that is impacted by or is contributing to the illness.
Various types of animal herbs
Alterative – can restore the proper function of the body and increase health and vitality e.g. Burdock, Cleavers, Echinacea, Garlic, Yellow Dock
Anti-inflammatory – can help the body combat inflammation e.g. Chamomile, Calendula, Turmeric, Licorice, Yarrow, Ginger, Meadowsweet
Anti-lithic – can prevent the formation of stones or gravel in the urinary system and help remove them from the body e.g. Gravel Root, Corn Silk, Couch grass
Carminative – can stimulate the peristalsis of the digestive system and relax the stomach e.g. Chamomile, Dill, Ginger, Peppermint, Sage, Thyme, Valerian
Hepatic – can aid the liver by toning and strengthening it and increasing the flow of bile – Artichoke, Barberry Dandelion, Elecampane, Milk Thistle, Turmeric, Yarrow, Yellow Dock
Sedative – can calm the nervous system and reduce stress and nervousness throughout the body e.g. Passionflower, Skullcap, Valerian, Californian Poppy
Vulnerary – can aid the body in healing wounds and cuts when applied externally eg Chickweed, Cleavers, Comfrey, Calendula, Marshmallow, Mullein