Many of these pet friendly herbs can be used in cooking and baking. These include Yarrow, Chamomile, Rosemary, Thyme, and Borage. Many of these herbs are used for a variety of reasons, including culinary uses, antimicrobial activity, and antiviral benefits. The most important benefit of these herbs is their antibacterial and antiviral properties. To learn more about these herbs, read on! We’ll look at a few of our favorite culinary herbs, as well as their medicinal properties.
Yarrow is a culinary herb
Yarrow is a common and easy-to-preserve plant. Its strong flavor lends itself to many medicinal uses. While its flavor is strong, it can be disguised by using sweets. It can be used as a poultice or applied directly to wounds. It can be a useful replacement for barley and hops in cooking. It is also an excellent ingredient for soups and stews, and can be steeped into a nourishing tea for a pet.
Chamomile is an anti-inflammatory herb
When chamomile is used for treating minor skin infections, it can be used in tea form. Instead of using water, chamomile tea can be added to a saline contact lens solution or used as a compress. Chamomile tea can be given to pets in a dropper every couple of hours to help cool irritated skin. Chamomile tea has been shown to kill bacteria and yeast. Chamomile can also be used in a spray form for treating a dog’s conjunctivitis.
Rosemary is an antiviral herb
Compared to other herbs, rosemary is very effective against viral infections, such as kennel cough and parvovirus. Rosemary helps your dog’s digestive system function more efficiently. It can reduce gas and indigestion and improve overall heart health. Its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties help your dog avoid diseases associated with gastrointestinal problems. The following are some of the benefits of rosemary for dogs.
Thyme is an antimicrobial herb
While thyme contains an antibacterial property, it can also be toxic to pets. If you think your dog has ingested too much thyme, it is best to contact your veterinarian. You can add a few leaves to their food or bake them into treats. The stems may not break down properly during cooking. If you do use thyme, however, it should be kept out of reach of pets.
Lavender repels stray animals
There are several ways to repel cats, including planting lavender. Cats do not like the scent of lavender. You can mix lavender oil with water and spray it on the area of your garden where cats frequently visit. This will leave an overpowering odor which will keep the cat away from the plant. You can also sprinkle dried lavender around the area, where cats often congregate. Cats will be repelled by the strong smell of lavender.
Parsley is an anti-inflammatory herb
Parsley is an excellent anti-inflammatory herb for your dog. Parsley contains flavonoids that have anti-cancer properties and can be safely given to your dog in tea or tincture form. It is also good for dogs with arthritis. For maximum benefits, use fresh leaves in their daily diet. If you have trouble getting fresh leaves, try freezing some of them in ice cube trays. You can also grind the stems of fresh parsley and give them to your pet once or twice a week.
Cast iron plant
The Cast Iron Plant is an excellent choice for homes with pets. This low-maintenance plant is pet-friendly, requiring very little maintenance other than watering every 10-14 days. It is a great plant for darker rooms. This pet-friendly plant is slow-growing, with deep green foliage and can tolerate a cooler light level. Unlike most plants, this one is not toxic for pets, humans, or children.