Alfalfa- Uses:The deep taproot brings up many minerals, including trace minerals, from the soil. Alfalfa is rich in chlorophyll and vitamin K, which promotes clotting. The leaves and flowers make a mild tasting, nutritious tea that stimulates the appetite, aids digestion, and increases breast milk. Safety Information: High in protein should be moderated as a food source for chinchillas. Bilberry Fruit- Uses:Bilberry (fruit or leaf) works its miracle by the nutritional support it lends to the small vessels in your eyes. It has traditionally been used to treat poor night vision, bruising, capillary fragility, varicose veins, poor circulation, Raynaud's disease, and circulatory complications due to diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and periodontal disease. Since the breaking down of blood vessels is one of the curses of old age, bilberry is especially useful as an anti-aging supplement. Rich in lutein, tannins, bioflavonoids ( astragalin, hyperoside, isoquercitrin and quercetin), calcium, inositol, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, sulfur, zinc, B-vitamins, vitamin C, glycosides, anthocyanosides, fruit acids and glucoquinone (and more), Bilberry has long been a well-known folk remedy for poor vision. Bilberry anthocyanins regenerate rhodopsin and are indicated in treatment of poor night vision, mascular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts. Bilberry has been used to regulate bowel action. It is a mild but strong astringent that has been effective in treating dysentery and diarrhea. It is an antiseptic that helps treat urinary tract infections and is said to curb intestinal putrefaction (which produces flatulence and gas), helping to reduce stomach cramps. Bee Pollen- Uses: The antioxidants in bee pollen are compounds chemists call flavonoids. Contains myricetin, quercetin, rutin, and trans-cinnamic acid which helps white blood cells soak up the "bad" LDL cholesterol out of the bloodstream, is a natural antihistamine and may help prevent cancer. Helps detoxifying processes of the liver. Another key fact about bee pollen is that it is a source of complete nutrition. Is rich in protein and amino acids.Increases energy and rejuvenates the body. Blessed Thistle- Uses: Blessed Thistle aids digestion and works on a congested liver. It also increases breast milk. Safety Information: Should not be given to prior to birth in pregnant chinchillas. Chamomile Flower- Uses:Soothes muscles, menstrual cramps, indigestion, and digestive problems. Also useful in treating minor abrasions, cuts, and scrapes, and as a sedative and sleep aid. Stops spasms in the smooth muscles lining the stomach and intestines, and contains chemicals that are anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, and antiparasitic. Comfrey - Uses: Often used to make as a pain soothing poultice or as an Infused Oil to help heal severe cuts, swellings, mend sprains and broken bones, and promote the "coming to head" of boils and abscesses. Safety Information: Not to be used during pregnancy. Fennel Seed- Uses:Fennel is a licorice flavored, feathery, aromatic herb. This digestive herb relieves heartburn, gas, colic, and an upset stomach. The seeds can be chewed to sweeten breath and help a toothache, and a gargle will relieve a sore throat. Fennel also increases breast milk. To use as a compress, put crushed seeds in hot water for relief of swollen, tender, nursing breasts. Safety Information:Should not be given to prior to birth in pregnant chinchillas. Fenugreek Seeds- Uses:Fenugreek seeds aids digestion and are also known to increase breast milk. Safety Information: Should not be given to prior to birth in pregnant chinchillas, can reduce blood sugar levels. Flaxseed- Uses:Flaxseeds are rich in alpha linolenic acid (ALA),omega-3 fatty acids.Omega 3ís are anti-inflammatory and promote bone health Safety Information:Should be used in extreme moderation if given at all, contains high amounts of fat and can contribute to fatty liver disease in chinchillas. Goatís Rue- Uses:The leaves stimulate development of mammary glands, and it is one of the most potent herbs to increase breast milk. It also increases sweating to bring down a fever. Because it can lower blood sugar levels, it can be useful for diabetics who are not on insulin, or have an effect on the amount of insulin needed Safety Information:Should not be given to prior to birth in pregnant chinchillas. Hibiscus Flower- Uses: Helps relax the uterus, lowers blood pressure, calms the nerves. Nettle- Uses:Nettle is loaded with nutrition and strengthens many body systems. Nettle is a rich source of iron, calcium and folic acid, and supports the kidney and adrenals. It helps clear up anemia, skin problems, and increases breast milk. A nettle hair rinse stimulates growth and removes dandruff Safety Information: Should not be given to prior to birth in pregnant chinchillas. Oat Straw- Uses:Supports the nervous systems. Builds healthy bones, skin, nails, has a calming effect. The silicic acid in the herb is soothing to the skin. Olive Leaf- Uses: Olive leaf has been known to be a natural antibiotic for centuries, contains elenoic acid which is antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties, combats many strains of viruses. As well as prevention of viral or bacterial pneumonia. Supports cardiovascular. Reduces inflammation. Helps with immune dysfunction. Contains oleuropein which prevents LDL cholesterol from oxidizing into a form that can form atherosclerotic plaques. The chemical also slightly lowers blood pressure and blood sugar in diabetics. Rose Hips- Uses: Excellent source of vitamin C which helps boost the immune system, also contains vitamins A, D and E, as well as antioxidant flavonoids that may reduce the effects of aging and help prevent cancer. Slippery Elm Bark- Uses: Traditionally used to treat diarrhea, constipation, enteritis, colitis and irritations of the stomach.Used to soothe, protect & lubricate mucous membranes. Also used to relieve the discomforts of kennel cough & other types of bronchitis. Slippery Elm is also extremely nutritious; can be fed to convalescing animals as a nutritional digestive tonic. Slippery Elm is also a good addition to poultices, as it not only helps hold the poultice together but also helps heal wounds, ulcers, boils and abscesses Safety Information: Safe for use in all animals. Safe to use during pregnancy and lactation. Raspberry Leaf- Uses:The leaves contain calcium, magnesium, and iron, and relieve diarrhea and nausea. Often used during pregnancy to relieve morning sickness, to strengthen uterine muscles for labor, and to slow bleeding after birth. Raspberry also increases breast milk. Red Clover Blossom- Uses:Red Clover is used as a sedative for PMS, cramps, cough, bronchitis and wheezing. The estrogen-like action limits grown in benign prostate hyperplasia in men, and reduces the severity and frequency of hot flashes during menopause in women. May reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke by improving the cholesterol profile and toning the arterial walls, as well as by preventing the clumping of red blood cells that build up on the linings of arteries. Helps with milk come for moms. Blood purifier. May help prevent some cancers. Safety Information:Should not be given to prior to birth in pregnant chinchillas, or used if taking blood thinners. Sunflower Petals- Uses:Contain vitamin E, betaine, phenolic acids, and choline.Benefits include protecting against cardiovascular disease.They are also an antioxidant and anti-carcinogen
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