Minerals and Vitamins are very important in our diet. They work synergistically with other nutrients necessary for healthy cells and overall well-being.
Minerals & Trace Minerals
I feed my gurl 2 cups of food a day. I am adding 1TBSP per feeding. It has helped her ear problem that had to require me cleaning it daily. She has been on it for about 3 weeks and I have noticed a huge difference in my having to clean it and the colour, I am cleaning her ear now every three days and the colour is a waaaaaaaay lighter brown now. She has had this "chronic" ear issue for years and when it gets "bad" I have/had to get her meds from the vet to treat it. I started her on the greens just as it started to get to that point and I have not had to medicate her so far and I feel pretty confident that I may not have to at all with this magical green stuff, lol.
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Barley Grass hordeum
vulgare. Part used: stem
Taste: sweet/salty Energetic: cooling Effective Form: fresh
juiced, dried, powdered, tablets Properties: a very nutrient rich plant,
also known as a super green food, it is rich in chlorophyll, anti-oxidants, and
is anti-aging. Medicinal use: Helps keep the immune system strong. Neutralizes heavy metals such as mercury. Provides liver/blood health through
its gentle cleansing properties. Regulates blood sugar.Fresh juiced helps keep
healthy strong cells which is known to prevent cancer. Cautions: none
Comfrey Leaf symphytum officinale: Part used:leaf & root Taste: bitter/sweet Energetic: cooling Effective Form: infusion, decoction, compress Properties: anti-inflammatory, astringent, demulcent, haemostatic, vulneray (promotes wound healing), expectorant, nutritive tonic, alterative, antitussive (cough suppressant or reliever). Medicinal Use: Heals flesh and bone injury by its property to accelerate mitosis (cell-division). Used for ulceration anywhere along the gastrointestinal tract (colitis, hiatus, hernia). Supports the pancreas by regulating blood sugar levels. Benefits the organs. Supports the lungs, stomach and kidneys. Soothing and healing for skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, ulcers and healing wounds. Helps varicose veins. Is known to help with bronchitis, pneumonia, coughs, whooping cough, expels phlegm and soothes the throat. Externally: It is known to draw poisons from boils, insect bites, stings. Note: Comfrey leaf taken internally is best in a formula which is the best way to take your herbal remedies. Comfrey alone for healing flesh and bones should not be taken any longer than 8 weeks internally .
The issues of toxicity that have haunted comfrey in recent years have become a major subject of frustration for herbalists. In thousands of years of use by millions of people, only two reports of hepatotoxicity have been documented in humans.1 One of many constituents of comfrey is Pyrrolizdine Alkaloid (PA) the alkaloid that was isolated from the rest of the plant’s chemistry and then fed or injected into test animals in quantities or concentrations hundreds of times greater than those that would occur in nature causing liver stress. Common sense tells us that anything ingested in overabundance is potentially toxic. The average horse would need to eat several hundred pounds of the leaves each day before any toxic effects would be observed. Comfrey leaf PA content in fresh leaf is about 0.3 percent and is 10 times higher in comfrey root.
All You Ever Wanted to Know About Herbs for Pets by Mary L. Wulff-Tilford & Gregory L. Tilford pg. 112
1. CFm. Weston et al., “Veno-Occlusve Disease of the Liver Secondary to ingestion of Comfrey.” British Medical Journal 295 (1987); P. M. Ridker et al, “Hepatic Venocclusive Disease Associated with the Consumption of Pyrrolizdine-Containing Dietary Supplements,” Gastroenterology 88 (1985):1050-4
Dandelion leaf taraxacum officinale Part used: leaf, fresh or dried Taste: bitter Energetic: cooling Effective Form: *infusion, capsules, tincture, fresh Properties: rich in potassium, beta carotene, vitamin D, vitamin B, vitamin C, pancreatic regulator, *galactagogue, *cholagogue, bile duct stimulant. Medicinal use: Used for water retention (diuretic) especially due to high blood pressure. Used in tonics for liver stagnation and gallbladder issues. Extremely rich in minerals. Is known to keep healthy teeth enamel. Helps rejuvenate the blood.
Nettle leaf urtica dioica Part used: leaf Taste: bitter Energetic: cool Effective Form: infusion, capsules,
tincture, freeze-dried Properties:
Very alkalizing to the blood, astringent, anti-inflammatory, *galactagogue. Rich in minerals,
chlorophyll, vitamins, serotonin. Natural anti-histamine. Blood cleanser/purifier. Medicinal use: Blood tonic. Diuretic Expectorant. Increases circulation. Specific in
bladder infections. Balances thyroid for fatigue. Stops excessive bleeding. Stops diarrhea and dysentery. Helps with inflammatory skin conditions; eczema and
psoriasis. Acts as a natural anti-histamine for allergies. Supports upper respiratory health; asthma, excess phlegm, sinus congestion.
Spirulina spirulina plantensis. Part used: whole organism as dried powder Effective Form: power, tablets, capsule Preparation: Mix into fresh made human or animal friend food. Humans add to a smoothie, protein drink, or just drink mixed in water Energetics: cooling Properties: Rich in vitamins especially B vitamins, anti-oxidants; especially beta carotene. Minerals; especially calcium. Trace minerals, amino acids, enzymes and prebiotics; for healthy flora. Rich in chlorophyll. Medicinal use: A prime immune supporter. Helps cleanse the blood. Supports circulation and heart health. Supports health of liver, thyroid and adrenal glands.
Kelp ascophyllum nodosum Part used: leaves Effective Form: tablets, capsules, powder, flakes, tincture, fresh Taste: salty Energetic: very cooling Properties: anti-biotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-coagulant, rich in carotene, iodine and chromium. Medicinal use: Cleanses heavy metals and toxins. Cleanses the blood (toxins can cause; rashes, eczema, psoriasis and inflammation). Softens hard masses. Helps clear yellow or green phlegm. Nourishes the kidneys. Supports the immune system. Supports thyroid health; especially when blended with spirulina.
Herbal remedies for dogs, cats and other animal friends