Chamomile is a very well known plant that people only think of as calming. It is so much more then that.
At A Glance
- Digestive Aid
- Mild Warmer
- Mild Sedative
Chamomile – It is often over looked as a pain relief agent. Its sedative properties are mild, but this makes it a good choice for long car rides that might cause animals to get restless. As a tea this herb is good for calming upset stomach and vomiting brought on by nervousness and hyper-excitability.
Chamomile has a very high component for anti-inflammatory which is often over looked. It would be very beneficial to salves and sprays for calming rashes.
The plant is a very effective digestive aid and is safe for young animals. Though it should be avoided by animals with high allergies to ragweed. Its anti-inflammatory properties are helpful in reducing inflammation caused by flea bites and rashes from contact with substance the animal is allergic to.
Though it is a slow warmer chamomile does work and should not be over looked. It is safer than the other fast acting wormers and it can help counter-act the affects that the parasites have had on the animal.
Chamomile works as an eye wash, make it a little stronger then you want to drink and strain the substance through a coffee filter. Syringe into the eye.
Growing Conditions – This herbs is very easy to grow and will sometimes take over if not controlled. It can grow in great soil or hard clay filled soil.
Risk warnings – Chamomile is safe but should be limited in pregnant animals because it can cause re-absorption in some animals and inhibit fetus growth.
If you are interested in using chamomile with your animals check it out in our store.