I've been thinking about how useful some herbs are on a daily (or almost daily) basis, but how I'd like to reserve the right for a little customization. I want her to get herbal foods in her daily diet that help strengthen her immune system and ensure healthy organ function. I do this because the basic food I feed her as basic vegetables in it, but not the power-veg that I want her to get.
So I've been playing with powders.
|Dog powders in an easy-to-grab box |
(they're stored in my "herb pantry")
Here's what I've been doing so far, she gets one teaspoon a day:
Starting March 26:
Equal parts: Astragalus, Ashwaghanda, Burdock, Cat's Claw, Dandelion Root, Chaga, Noni, Hawthorn Berry, Kelp, and a half-part Spirulina.
Starting April 30:
Equal Parts: Ashwaghanda, Cat's Claw, Dandelion Root, Noni, Hawthorn Berry, Kelp, Rosehips; half-parts Astragalus, Spirulina (the second batch of this had a full part of Spirulina).
I'm almost out, and will adjust it again. I think it's time to take a couple of things out, and then I'll be thinking about what to bring with me to New Hampshire - a much simpler one I'm sure, just a few ingredients.
It's so easy when you have ten herbs in small enough amounts that you'll be able to use them up in 8 months or so. You can recombine them every month or so.
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