Boil and Bubble those Botanicals
As we enter witching season, many of us observe homeopathic and herbal remedies for the widest range of ailments.
From joint pain to troublesome tummies, herbal remedies have been used for thousands of years for people all over the world.
With pagan rituals and herbal doctors using Mother Nature’s natural medicines to cure our illnesses and woes, the herbal heroes have begun entering the dog food market and making their way into our dogs food, treats, grooming and supplements.
Hosting a mass array of benefits for both ourselves and our dogs, here’s some of nature’s best herbal remedies that will leave you and your pooch cackling up to Christmas (and beyond!).
Known by many as the woody herb used to flavour the poultry and meat on our roast dinners, this versatile herb has more tricks up its sleeve than many of us know about. Used across both the food and beauty industry, Rosemary’s uses are seemingly endless, and there is a least one product in your home that you will find harbours this magical herb.
Used for thousands of years for its magical medicinal purposes, it is no wonder that when it comes to selecting the best ingredients in ours and our pet’s food – that Rosemary is our go-to choice. This herb has a range of medicinal benefits and roles such as:
- Acting as a natural anti-depressant
- Works as an anti-inflammatory
- Can help fight fatigue
- Improves memory and the immune system
- Facilitates digestion
Being so much more than a seasoning to our stuffing, Rosemary really does harbour a wide range of magical qualities that extends to more than just helping our bodies work as best as they should.
Valerian is an herb native to Europe and parts of Asia, but also grows in North America. Medicine is made from the root and most commonly used for sleep disorders, especially the inability to sleep (insomnia).
Used to calm anxious dogs, despite its sedative effects of Valerian, this supplement will not sedate your dog. Aiming to combat the increase anxiety levels in your canine, Valerian soothes those heart-racing thoughts, and keeps your dog feels cosy and comfortable no matter what the trigger.
From car rides to firework indulgent evenings, this super supplement can put their minds at rest and keep them sufficiently soothed all night long.
Known as a superfood for dogs, Sage is a fantastic tool in aiding your dog’s digestion, and for keeping troublesome tummies at bay. This aromatic herb (which is often associated with stuffing) is packed with a mass array of benefits to support your dog’s health and wellbeing. Sage is actually still used for religious purposes (specifically white sage) such as warding off evil spirits, so like its white counterpart, garden sage works at keeping pesky health problems at bay.
A range of benefits sage includes:
- Sage contains Vitamins A, E, and K which support bone, skin, and eye health, in addition to promoting a healthy immune system.
- It is packed to the brim with trace minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and zinc, to support balanced nutrition
- Sage can help reduce inflammation of both joints and muscles
- Sage leaves can be used to ease gas and bloating, and to treat gastrointestinal tract infections
- The leaves of the sage plant contain rosmarinic acid which may reduce the symptoms of seasonal allergies
- Antioxidant properties which may help to protect against oxidation which work perfectly alongside other superfoods like berries.
With sage added to a wide range of our food and treat products, it would be hard to miss this magical herb in all the products at the Natural Cornish Pet Shop.
When it comes to sage – we simply just love it!
Famous for keeping away vampires, garlic has been used for years as a preventative from parasites. Parasites, like fleas and ticks don’t like the pungent odour of garlic, and a top tip is to comb this liquid through your dog's coat to discourage those nasty pests.
Keep those fleas at bay with this superb spray that is an ideal preventative for those needs for itching and scratching.
Dorwest Garlic Spray features 100% Garlic Juice and nothing else, this homeopathic alternative for chemical sprays an treatment provides your pet with a wholesome, natural and safe treatment that will keep those vicious vampires away.