Published on May 1st, 2013 | by herbal-promise0
The Natural Benefits of Nettle and Dandelion for Dogs
A great natural waM to use herbs for the health of your dog is to mix equal parts of the herbs nettle and dandelion and sprinkle just a bit on the dog food
Nettle is a highly nutritive herb rich in vitamins & minerals with a broad range of actions and benefits to the body including, but not limited to:
- Reducing inflammation of any type
- Treating anemia
- Alkalizing body acids
- Increasing circulation
- Purifying blood
- Detoxifying skin
- Boosting immunity
- Promoting urine flow*
- Treating urinary problems
Nettle an Herbal Remedy
Stinging Nettle is often used to reduce inflammation in allergic responses, a wonderful treatment for the symptoms of arthritis and gout. Being very high in iron, chlorophyll and vitamin C, it is also a good tonic for treating anemia, especially if used as an infusion over many weeks. Nettle is a wonderful way to strengthen your nails and help to thicken your hair. Nettle is an excellent compliment to nourish the thyroid gland improving weight gain and fatigue.
Nettle is very nourishing to the whole system, specifically the adrenals and kidneys. It’s also a helpful uterine tonic. The high chlorophyll and mineral content are good for the hormonal system. The roots are used for treating hay fever. In low doses, the root extract stimulates the production of T cells, which help control the immune cells causing the allergic reaction, and will actually rid you of allergies.
Dandelion is a leading remedy for an ailing liver. It stimulates the flow of bile, a fluid that aids fat digestion, which is why it’s used for liver and gallbladder disorders. Dandelion has scientifically documented potent diuretic properties. Because of its liver benefits dandelion is used for help with acne. For pets it improves the health of their coats, great for hot spots or itchy dermatitis.