Lavender is an herb that everyone has at least herd of right! It is the go-to herb for most issues. This herbs is AMAZING in what it can do. I will be just scratching the surface with this post on this awesome herb.
At A Glance.
External Uses – There is not much Lavender wont do. Lavender is a great disinfectant of wounds, bites, rashes, skin infections, and small cuts. Its anti-inflammatory properties make the injuries less painful.
Internal Uses – It is recommended for calming animals that are going through emotional trauma as well as behavioral training that might cause some stress to the animal. In these cases dried herb fed to the animal on its feed is best. However if the animal will not eat the dried herb make the Lavender into a tea and add it to their water before trying the Lavender essential oil. In emergencies such as the animal is acting out and could cause harm to itself or others using the essential oil is advised. Rub the oil on your hands and try to rub some on the animals nose and cheek bones to help the animal inhale the sent of the oil.
Preparations-Depending on what you want to do with it depends on the form you should use. For issues like rashes, bug bites, minor injuries, diluted essential oil or salve would work the best. If you want the calming effect taking Lavender as a tea or for herbivores the dried herb is also a great choice.
Growing Conditions – Lavender is a winter hardy plant as well as drought resistant. It does prefer well drained soil with lower acidity. It is a woody plant and is not a fast grower.
Risk warnings – Avoid using undiluted oils on animals with kidney problems.