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HERBAL BLEND TO HELP HEAL CHRONIC ARTHRITIS

Herbal recipes for arthritis pain in dogs

Herbal recipes for arthritis pain dogs

To prepare the recipe below, buy fresh herbs and let dry them. You can use leaves and stems. Combine the dried herbs according to the listed proportions and store in a glass jar, in a cool place. Herbs can be kept in a freezer for a year. Add some to your pet’s food, 15 ml (1 tbsp.) per 13.6 kg (30 lbs.) once a day:

–2 parts alfalfa (Medicago sativa)

–1 part dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

–1 part parsley (Petroselinum crispum)

–1 part marigold (Calendula officinalis)

Herbal recipes for arthritis pain in cats

HERBAL TEA TO RELIEVE ACUTE ARTHRITIS SYMPTOMS

The herbs in the tea recommended below reduce joint inflammation and pain:

–1 part alfalfa (Medicago sativa)

–1 part yucca (Yucca mohavensis)

–1 part licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra and G. lepidota)

Preparation

1. Measure, for each herb, 5 ml (1 tsp.) if herbs are dry, or 15 ml (1 tbsp.) if herbs are fresh. Put each herb in three different containers with a minimum capacity of 250 ml (1 cup).

2. Bring to a boil 750 ml (3 cups) of purified water.

3. Pour 250 ml (1 cup) of boiling water over each herb and allow to infuse for 15 minutes.

4. Filter and mix equal proportions of the infusions in a glass container.

Source: L. G. Tilford and L. W. Tilford, All You Ever Wanted to Know About Herbs for Pets (Irvine, California: Bow Tie Press, 1999).

Chantale Robinson BSc.T.S.A

Excerpt from the book: Mon animale mange t-il bien?

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