Supporting Your Immune System With Herbs

Supporting your immune system with herbs is a healthy and effective way to maintain everyday health. What are the top herbs I can use to support my immune system? Astragalus - Stimulating to the immune system, it's anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory. Astragalus provides immune support while assisting the body in adapting to daily stress. Echinacea - Studies have shown that Echinacea can lower the chances of catching a common cold by 58%, and it also decreases the duration of a cold by almost 1 1/2 days. Echinacea is high in vitamins A, C and E and also contains beneficial minerals like iron, iodine, and silicon. Rose Hips -  The high vitamin C content in Rose Hips makes it a great Read More...

Liver Detox For Allergy Sufferers

Liver detox and allergy sufferers Liver Detox is an important process for allergy sufferers.  Seasonal allergies happen as a result of an overloaded toxic state within the liver.  The liver is the great detoxifier of the body and responsible for processing everything we come in contact with; therefore, it's health has a huge impact on our overall health.  When your liver is healthy it is able to better filter the blood and handle allergens, which will help in reducing the load on the immune system. Allergies can weaken your immune system if not treated effectively; consequently, enabling your uncontrolled allergies to turn into a sinus, ear, or upper respiratory infection. Signs the liver may not be working properly If you Read More...

Holistic Approach to Allergies in Horse

Let's Tame Horse Allergies! Horses can have allergies the same as people can. An allergy is an abnormal reaction to allergens, or foreign substances, by an immune system that has become oversensitive.  There are various ways to tame your horse allergies.  Firstly, finding the cause is key in prevention and management. Horse allergies can show up in many different ways but the two most common is through the skin or respiratory system. Skin Allergies and issues The most common horse allergy are hives.  Hives can appear around the neck and shoulders and then move over the rest of the body. Hives aren't usually itchy but insect bites make for very itchy areas and you may notice your horse rubbing up Read More...

Deworming Dogs Naturally with Herbs

Deworming dogs naturally can offer your pet a healthy and effective alternative to medications. Worms (internal parasites) are very common in dogs but, fortunately, they are also very treatable with herbs. The canine body's natural defenses against worms, supported by the correct herbal ingredients, are adequate to destroy or expel unwanted parasites. What are the symptoms my dog may have parasites? Visible worms or eggs in feces: This is the most common way to confirm that your dog has worms. However, not all kinds of worms are visible to the naked eye. Scratching, scooting, or rubbing his rear on the ground or against furniture:  If your dog shows signs of itchiness around the rear, it may be irritated by worms Read More...

Deworming Horses Naturally with Herbs

Parasitic worms live in the intestines of horses and ponies.  Small numbers of worms can be tolerated, causing no effect on a horses well-being.  Larger worm populations can cause a range of issues including diarrhea, colic and even death.  Herbs can assist your horse's immune system in keeping the intestinal parasite population under control. What are the symptoms my horse may have parasites? Symptoms like diarrhea and constipation, colic, rough and dull looking coat, poor growth in foals, and respiratory issues such as cough and nasal discharge can indicate that your horse may have worms. Other indications may be a loss of hair around it's tail from rubbing. Having a lack of energy and acting sluggish. Sores on skin and Read More...

Herbal Relief for Dog Allergies

Herbal Relief  for Dog Allergies - Natural Benefits Identifying the problem and offering solutions Herbal relief for dog allergies is being more widely used everyday. Many dogs suffer terribly from allergen response.  Allergic symptoms are the result of the body's negative response to allergens. Herbs can help maintain the body's healthy, normal and natural response to allergens. Dog allergies may be seasonal and even food born. Signs of seasonal allergies are sneezing, coughing, runny eyes, yeast infections, and excessive mucous. Seasonal and food allergies can show up as skin irritations like rashes and hot spots or even excessive licking. If you suspect a food allergy you may want to try an elimination diet to find specifically what your dog is Read More...

How Can Ashwagandha Benefit Me?

Ashwagandha-Beneficial Adaptogen Ashwagandha has many benefits for those seeking relief from stress, anxiety, balancing hormones and blood sugar, and healthy thyroid function. Ashwagandha is an adaptogen herb.  In other words, it balances out a system that may have an imbalance. What makes an adaptogen herb unique is that it will not effect other systems while balancing out one system. Stress Supporter Adaptogen herbs are amazing in many ways.  Above all, Ashwagandha helps support and balance the adrenal glands. Adrenals are glands in the endocrine system that are responsible for releasing hormones in response to stress. When we "stress out" our body reacts in a fight or flight way. If we are in a state of stress overload our adrenal glands Read More...

How can an adaptogen herb help my dog?

Adaptogen Herb Support for Dogs Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb the can be used for naturally supporting the health of your dog.  Ashwagandha has been valued for thousands of years for it's many benefits including supporting the thyroid, the brain, and for it's anti-anxiety, anti-depressant, and anti-inflammatory properties. Being an adaptogen herb means it brings balance to the body where there may be imbalance.  What's great about adaptogen herbs is they bring balance without suppressing or stimulating other body functions, in other words, they simply balance them.  Adaptogen Herb Provides Stress Support Ashwagandha is a great adaptogen herb for dogs for balancing hormones and the immune system. Also, for helping the brain's responses to stress factors. Ashwagandha can greatly benefit Read More...