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Dandelion – Herbs as daily parrot food

posted by Gudrun @ 16:13 PM
April 28, 2010

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It’s the time of the year again, where we con go out in the yard and harvest some weeds for our parrot food. Dandelion is considered a food and an herb alike and contains many health improving and nutritional ingredients. All parts of the plan can be offered to our birds (and eaten by ourselves).

Dandelion leafs calcium content is so high that it has been used for calcium deficiency. The greens are a richer source of beta-carotene than carrots and contain vitamins D, B complex, and C.  They have very high potassium content, as well as numerous other minerals. Today’s herbalists see dandelion as one of the foremost effective detoxifying herbs.

My birds like to nibble on the flowers also. They like to play and eat the yellow one. And think it is a lot of fun to take each little part from the white fluffy flowers.

Taken from “What Happened to my Peanuts”.


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Slippery Elm Bark Powder – Herbs as daily parrot food

posted by Gudrun @ 12:34 PM
April 15, 2010

 

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Slippery Elm is also known as Indian or red elm. It is one of the thirty-four species of Elm tree, growing in the Central and Northern States of the USA. Native American’s used it for a healing salve, in their baby food and as common remedy for digestive disorders, made a beverage which was soothing to an inflamed alimentary canal and also very nutritious.

The Slippery Elam Bark Powder contains an abundance of tannins and mucilage, both astringent and anti-inflammatory. It is soothing and healing to everything it comes in contact with. All areas that it reaches are rejuvenated, coated, and protected from irritations such as inflammations and infections. When all other foods fail, Slippery Elm is tolerated by the stomach and can reestablish harmony in inflamed intestines within hours to a day.

I have used it successfully with crop infections and some other issues. But because it is so nutritious, I add it several times a week to the fresh parrot food.

This information is from my book ‘What Happened to my Peanuts”. It contains much more information about the health benefits of Herbs and vegetable.


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