And all this time, I thought the Dandelion was just a weed.

Talking about herbs, here.

I’ve been reading about them in my Natural Pet Care book.

Discussion of the healing & soothing powers of herbs harkens back to pre-modern times, when herbs were used instead of pharmaceuticals.

I’m very interested in the HOListic approach to healing. I’ve got a long way to go before I’m qualified to do anything of the sort.

My take-away from what I’ve read so far– how to make teas & tinctures, the differences between an infusion & a decoction, which herbs to use for what, how and when — is that there is A LOT to learn. I could dedicate an entire separate blog just to herbs.

One little useful nugget I’ll share involves the overuse of herbs. Apparently, you get the best results from using herbs to treat specific conditions over a limited period of time.  If you take herbal supplements as a matter of course, and not to address anything in particular, you risk diminishing their effectiveness in those times when they’re truly needed.

Food for thought.

I’ve not tried herbs on my dogs yet. But the idea of making an infusion or a poultice to supplement treatment for a particular ailment appeals to me.

Have you tried it? Had any luck? If so, I’d love to hear about it.

pugs & kisses,

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