Herbs for Caprines

Ginger:

Caprines consider the greens a spicy treat, though the medicinal part of the plant is the rootstock. Ginger root helps improve digestion, it increases and improves saliva secretions, and is also good for many stomach problems. When caprines are poisoned ginger can be used to offset the vomiting and detoxify them.
Uses include: Bronchitis, Diarrhea, Digestive Disorders, Fatigue, Influenza, Gas, Hemorrhage, Lung Ailments, Nausea, Nervous Disorders, Paralysis, Pneumonia, Shock, and Vomiting.

Basil:
Uses include: Bladder problems, Colds, Constipation, Liver, Nausea, Respiratory infection, Influenza, fevers, Indigestion, Insect bites, Parasites, Worms, this list goes on and on.

Rosemary:
Uses include: Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic, Astringent, Tonic, Stomachache, Stimulant, Colds, Colic, Bruises, Food Poisoning, Indigestion, Liver, open sores, stings, helps promote liver function, production of bile and proper digestion.
Warning: Excessive dosages of rosemary taken internally can cause fatal poisoning. there are external uses for Rosemary that work on all kinds of things.

Yarrow:
Uses include: Abrasions, Arthritis, Bladder problems, bleeding (lungs and bowel) blood cleanser, diarrhea, Fevers, Flu, Liver problems, Pneumonia.

Catnip:
Uses include: Appetie stimulant, Upset stomachs.

Peppermint (leaf):
Excess intestinal gases are absorbed by its volatile oils and other constituents. It is easy to grow and will grow like crazy.
Uses include: Nausea, vomiting, stomach, coughs, migraines, digestion, cramps, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, prevention and remedy for colic, reduces intestinal cramping, helps stop milk flow

Raspberry leaves:
Aides in stomach, diarrhea and kidding problems.

Blackberries:
Many caprines will east this when the won't eat anything else and generlly will feel better and begin eating again by evening.
Uses include: diarrhea and upset stomachs.

Chamomile:
Uses include: Appetite, Asthma, Bladder Ailments, Bleeding, Blood Impurities, Bronchitis, Colds, Colic, Colitis, Colon Problems, Cramps, Digestive Disorders, Dizziness, Drug Withdrawal, Earache, Gas, Headache, Hemorrhoids, Inflammation, Insomnia, Jaundice, Kidney Ailments, Migraine Headache, Nervous Disorders, Pain, Parasites, Spleen Disorders, Swelling, Toothache, Worms

Black Walnut:
Uses include: Boils, Cold Sores, Diarrhea, Parasites, Ringworm, Skin Rashes, Teeth, and Worms.

Sage:
Uses include: Helps stop flow of milk, nervous conditions, diarrhea, gastric conditions, congestion, coughs

Slippery Elm:
This is one of the most easily digested, readily assimilated, highly concentrated with vitamins and minerals, and SAFEST of all the herbs. It can even be fed to a young baby with out adverse side affects. It is one of the best food supplements you can give to any mammal, even human. 1 Tablespoon is all it takes, for a full meal for a baby, or a week bed ridden person. Slippery Elm is generally tolerated by everying, unless they have an allergic reaction, which can happen with just about anything. It coats, soothes, nourishes and strengthens the entire digestive track, from the mouth on down to the rectum. It is a must with canines with Parvo and will nurture them back to health, when all else fails. It will help heal lesions, in the mouth, intestines, stomach, etc. It is great for diarrhea and will generally cure it in 2 - 4 treatments, when nothing else will. It is one of the herbs that should always be on hand, as it is so easy, simply and safe to use. Also suggested is peppermint, lavender, oregano, comfrey, and plantain.

Baking Soda:
Uses include: Preventing bloat and stomach upset.

Vegetable Oil:
The idea in giving the oil is to help reduce the 'foaming' action in the rumen that goes along with bloat. The oil will knock down the bloat. It is physical thing that happens.

Diatomaceous Earth (DE)
Parasites, worms

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Herbal Formula's

In mixing any formula, the general rule of thumb, is to add equal parts of all herbs. So, if you have 2 herbs in your formula, you would add half and half, BUT, if you had 3 herbs, say, wormwood, black walnut hulls and cloves ( which is also an excellent wormer) your formula would be one part of each , making 1/3 of each….

To Stop Milk Production:
Cracked oats and Sudan hay, these don’t provide the nutrients essential for milk production.
Cold compresses,reduce swelling and eases off milk production.
Peppermint, dries up the milk.

Gripe Water:
For use with Bloat and Colic
Fennel Oil &nbsp1 drop
Anise Oil &nbsp2 drops
Dill Oil &nbsp3 drops
Sodium Bicarbonate (72 mg)
alcohol &nbspenough to fill the teaspoon, after everything else has been added to the spoon first.
This formula was originally given 1 teaspoon orally, every hour, with immediate relief noticed. Knowing what I do about essential oils, and having used them immensely, I feel you could easily remove the Sodium or Bicarb, and alcohol and use just the oils, alone, mixed, and rubbed on the tummy area, and get tremendous results, as essential oils are readily absorbed through the skin. Also,, from the oils in the list, I would say this formula will also stimulate digestion, and increase appetite. Of course for an older person, or an animal, you may want to add the Sodium or Bicarb, and alcohol, for added benefits.

Worming is best done during the full moon because the worms detach from the walls of the organs, and migrate around the body to breed during the full moon. If you start your herbal worming regimen 3 or 4 days before the full moon, and continue for a week. You then catch the worms when they are at the weakest, most vulnerable time. Herbal wormers need to be used 1 Tablespoon daily for 7 - 10 days, on a 130 lb animal, and then once a week… So just pick your favorite day of the week, say Thursday, and each Thursday morning,, take your herbal wormer out, and put into your girls grain, as you milk them,, then add it to your kids milk. For those not lactating or nursing, you can mix and free choice. (this is actually the way I worm) I mix 30% loose minerals, 30% herbal wormer, and 30% D.E.. This formula has been used much by most who know me, with great success.

Wormer:
Use for 3 days in a row twice per day about every three months. Right after birth give the new mother her 3 day regimen of de-wormer.
Combination of wormwood, black walnut hull powder and garlic mixed with molasses.

Wormer II:
Wormwood, black walnut hulls, and cloves 1/3:1/3:1/3. Dosage: 1 Tbs. daily for 7-10 days.
1 tsp for standard size dairy does.

Easing labor and pregnancy:
Give a handful of red raspberry leaves, dried or fresh, daily. If labor is difficult give 4-5 ivy leaves to get things back on track, and another 4-5 after as a tonic after she is done kidding

Encourage appetite:
Safe for kids and pregnant does.
Offer dill, seed or whole plant. It also settles the stomach. Peppermint can be used if they are non-milkers as it will dry milk off. 1 tbs. Slippery elm will increase vitamins and minerals, and also calcium for growing bones of babies. Don’t give more than this amount, because it will also help pass the placenta that does not want to drop after kidding. So although it is safe to use alone, in combination with other things, it could be risky. You can add some comfrey, nettles and cleavers with it, a handful of these will be more nutrition then they could possibly get from a whole bale of hay. Kelp is very safe, offer as a free choice but start off slow.

Herbs That Improve the Digestion:
Good for keeping weight and for digestive upsets as well.
Papaya Leaf - Increases the digestive processes
Fennel Seeds - similar to catnip
Peppermint -anti-flatulent
Saw Palmetto Berry - stimulates appetite, improves digestion and assimilation

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