Herbal Remedies

While most of these herbs can be grown by yourself, I order many of mine from Mountain Rose Herbs in bulk. Here is my recipe for homemade herbal dewormer and coccidiosis treatment.

  • Alfalfa – Alfalfa contains large amounts of protein, minerals and vitamins; it is nervine and tonic and is an excellent kidney cleanser. Because alfalfa has roots that can go as deep as 125 ft., it brings up vital minerals not attainable by other vegetation. It is a rich source of vitamins A, C, E and K. It is a blood builder, good for teeth and bones, and excellent for milk producing livestock.
  • Birch – Birch is useful in treating digestive ailments. The leaves are cleansing and will expel worms.
  • Carrots – Carrots are useful for eye disorders due to the carotene. They are good for all livestock, and help to expel worms.
  • Comfrey – Comfrey is a large plant and sheep particularly relish the young shoots. Its healing substance is identified as allantoin.
  • Dandelion – Dandelion is blood-cleansing and tonic and helps cure jaundice. The leaves strengthen tooth enamel and dandelion is an over-all good health conditioner.
  • Dill – Dill increases milk yield and is a good treatment for digestive ailments.
  • Fennel – Fennel increases milk yield and possesses antiseptic and tonic properties.
  • Garlic – Garlic is very well known for its medicinal purposes. Highly antiseptic, garlic is rich in sulfur and volatile oils. Garlic is one of the best worm expellants. Garlic helps immunize against infectious diseases and helps in treating fever, gastric disorders, rheumatism and is affective against parasites such as ticks, lice and liver fluke. Garlic is also thought to increase the fertility of livestock.
  • Hops – Hop shoots are beloved of grazing animals and hops are a good conditioner, being tonic and nervine. It is also an antiseptic and vermifuge. Flowers are a milk stimulant.
  • Horehound – Horehound is best known as a cough remedy in the treatment of pneumonia, colds, and lung disorders.
  • Lavender – Lavender is highly tonic, antiseptic, antifungal, antibacterial, and gives a sweet flavor to milk and cheese. The whole plant is useful.
  • Lemon – Lemon is a good blood cleanser. Also good for fevers, diarrhea and worms and may be used externally for skin ailments, ringworm and mange and to cleanse sores. Add honey when using internally.
  • Lemon Balm – Lemon balm is a good pasture plant as it promotes the flow of milk. It’s good for retained afterbirth and uterine disorders.
  • Marigold – Marigold is eagerly eaten by livestock. It is a good heart medicine.
  • Mint – Mint will decrease milk flow and would be good for livestock when weaning their young.
  • Mulberry – Mulberry leaves and fruit are a good treatment for worms.
  • Mustard – Mustard is a good natural dewormer
  • Parsley – Parsley improves milk yield and livstock love it. Parsley is rich in iron and copper and improves the blood. It contains vitamins A and B and is good in cases of rheumatism, arthritis, emaciation, acidosis, and for diseases of the urinary tract.
  • Pumpkins  Are excellent for deworming and are a good source of vitamins. Sheep particularly love pumpkins.
  • Raspberry – Raspberry is well liked by goats. It is especially good for pregnancy and birthing. It is also good for digestive ailments.
  • Rosemary – Livestock love rosemary and it gives a fine flavor to the milk. It is both tonic and antiseptic.
  • Sunflowers – Sunflowers are rich in Vitamins B (1), A, D and E.
  • Thyme – Thyme is another milk tonic and the oil is a worm expellant.
  • Turnips – Turnips are another good food source that helps in deworming.
  • Violet – Violet leaves are rich in Vitamin C and A.
  • Watercress – Watercress has large quantities of vitamins A, B, C and B (2), as well as iron, copper, magnesium, and calcium. It promotes strong bones and teeth and is good for anemia. It increases milk yield.
  • Wormwood – This very powerful herb is especially good as a dewormer, as is Southernwood.


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