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Dandelion the herb!

Sue Martin our animal naturopath is in at Paws Connect on Mondays. Please call to book your appointment.

Dandelion (taraxacum officinale) is often overlooked as a weed in the garden…but did you know that this plant packs more in it than you could “wish” for?

Super rich in potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron and copper and contain Vitamins A, B, C and D and often referred to as the “natural electrolyte”.

A fabulous diuretic which naturally contains potassium and therefore is beneficial to the heart and blood pressure.

Well known for its ability as a liver tonic and is a bitter herb and therefore aids digestion, increases bile production and aids fat digestion.

Best of all, Dandelion is easily absorbed by the body and won’t place stress on the kidneys and therefore is a wonderful herb for your dogs and horses.

You’ve probably seen your horses paw up the roots on a hot hot day!

The list of benefits is long….and as always, herbs are great “when needed” and therefore it’s always best to check in with a pro before supplementing your four leggeds diet.


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