Natural, Herbal Treatments for Dogs with Hay Fever (Environmental Allergies) - Honey, Mullien, Nettle, Rooibos

natural and herbal treatments for dogs with environmental allergies
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In this article:
  1. Health Benefits of Honey, Mullein, Nettle and Rooibos
    1. Honey
    2. Mullein Leaf
    3. Nettle Leaf (stinging nettle)
    4. Rooibos Tea
  2. How to Use Honey, Mullein, Nettle and Rooibos 
    1. How to Use Honey to Alleviate Allergy Symptoms
    2. How to Make an Infusion of Mullein
    3. How to Make an Infusion of Nettle 
    4. How to Make an Infusion of Nettle and Rooibos
  3. Paw Soak Recipes
    1. Himalayan Salt Soak
    2. Calendula Tea Paw Soak 
    3. Rooibos Tea Paw Soak
    4. Herbal Tea Paw Soaks
    5. Natural Paw Soaks

1.0 Health Benefits of Honey, Mullein, Nettle and Rooibos

1.1 Honey Health Benefits
 
honey to help relieve symptoms of environmental allergies in dogs

If your dog has hay fever (environmental allergies), a condition caused by pollen in the environment, local  raw unpasteurized honey can help reduce hay fever (allergy symptoms). 
 
Raw honey contains trace amounts of pollen. When taken daily the trace amount of pollen gently inoculates your dog's immune system. Eventually your dog's immune system will stop seeing pollen as a foreign substance, and symptoms will lessen.
 
To learn:
  1. How honey helps alleviate hay fever (environmental allergy) symptoms.
  2. What type of honey to choose.
  3. Dosage of honey to use.
 
 
1.2 Mullein Leaf Health Benefits
 
mullein leaf herbal treatment for dogs with environmental allergy symptoms
Mullein inhibits inflammation of the respiratory tract. Mullein can soothe inflamed mucous membranes to provide relief from respiratory discomfort associated with hay fever (environmental allergies):
  1. Asthma.
  2. Congestion.
  3. Difficulty breathing.
  4. Mucous.
  5. Runny nose.
  6. Watery and weeping eyes.
 
1.3 Nettle Leaf Health Benefits
(stinging nettle leaf)

nettle leaf (stinging nettle) for dogs with environmental allergies

Nettle leaf is a powerful anti-inflammatory and nutritive herb. Nettle is high in calcium, chlorophyll, iron,and vitamin C.

Commonly used as a relief for pollen related allergies, nettle leaf:
  1. Inhibits the release of histamine.
  2. Increases production of T cells which is vital to controlling allergic reactions.
  3. Nettle mimics the action of anti-histamine conventional medications (e.g. Benadryl), without the adverse side effects.
  4. Nettle provides respiratory relief without the adverse side effects of conventional anti-histamines.
  5. Helps treat skin conditions such as eczema and hives.
If you plan to harvest your own nettle leaves:
  1. Make sure to pick the leaves in the spring before the plant flowers;
  2. After flowering the content of silica in the leaves rises, making the leaves difficult to digest. Nettle root can be harvested in the fall;
  3. Wear gloves when harvesting the leaves as touching the spine (stem) of the Nettle plant causes temporary stinging via dermatitis (inflammation of the skin – hence the name ‘stinging nettle’).
 
1.4 Rooibos Tea Health Benefits
 
Rooibos tea for dogs with environmental allergies

Rooibos Tea is a nutritive, potent natural anti-inflammatory. Rooibos tea is rich in antioxidants that help treat symptoms of hay fever and other environmental allergies including:
  1. Asthma
  2. Skin issues
Learn more about:
  1. Rooibos tea health benefits. 
  2. How to use rooibos tea as a topical treatment to reduce allergy symptoms.
Go to this article.
 

2.0 How to Use Honey, Mullein, Nettle and Rooibos Tea 

2.1 How to Use Honey to Alleviate Allergy Symptoms

To learn:
  1. How honey helps alleviate hay fever (environmental allergy to pollen) symptoms.
  2. What type of honey to choose.
  3. Dosage of honey to use.

2.2 How To Make an Infusion of Mullein 

You'll Need
  1. Mullein
    1. Tea bags or,
    2. Cut and sifted dry mullein leaf or,
    3. Fresh mullein leaves and flowers. 
  2. Raw honey (optional)
    1. This infusion can be made with or without raw honey.
  3.  Stainless steel sauce pot.
  4.  Filtered or spring water.
Preparation 
To prepare the infusion using fresh or dried mullein:
  1. Fill the sauce pot with one quart of water.
  2. Place a handful of dried or fresh mullein leaves, or four teabags (you can also and some mullein flowers), in the pot.
  3. Cover the pot and heat the mixture for about 35 minutes.
  4. After 35 minutes filter the solution twice.
    1. First through a sieve.
    2. Then through a piece of clean cloth.
  5. While the infusion is still warm, (optional) add two tablespoons of the local raw honey.
  6. Allow the infusion to cool.
  7. Add the cooled infusion to your dog’s food once a day in accordance with the dosage provided below.
  8. Store the infusion in the refrigerator.
  9. Make a new batch as needed every 2 days.
Daily Dosage
  • Small dog 1/8 cup
  • Medium dog 1/4 cup
  • Large dog 1/2 cup
Or Serve The Infusion in A Water Bowl
  1. Mix 1 part of the infusion to 8 parts of water.
  2. Pour the mixture into a water bowl.
  3. Place the inustion water bowl beside your dog's regular water bowl.
  4. Replace with a new bowl of infusion daily.

2.3 How To Make an Infusion of Nettle Leaf

You'll Need
  1. Nettle Leaf
    1. Tea bags or,
    2. Cut and sifted dry nettle leaf or,
    3. Fresh nettle leaves and flowers. 
  2. Raw honey (optional)
    1. This infusion can be made with or without raw honey.
  3.  Stainless steel sauce pot.
  4.  Filtered or spring water.
 
Preparation 
To prepare the infusion using fresh or dried mullein:
  1. Fill the sauce pot with one quart of water.
  2. Place a handful of dried or fresh stinging nettle leaves, or four tea bags  in the pot.
  3. Cover the pot and heat the mixture for about 35 minutes.
  4. After 35 minutes filter the solution twice.
    1. First through a sieve.
    2. Then through a piece of clean cloth.
  5. While the infusion is still warm, (optional) add two tablespoons of the local raw honey.
  6. Allow the infusion to cool.
  7. Add the cooled infusion to your dog’s food once a day in accordance with the dosage provided below.
  8. Store the infusion in the refrigerator.
  9. Make a new batch as needed every 2 days.
Daily Dosage
  • Small dog 1/8 cup
  • Medium dog 1/4 cup
  • Large dog 1/2 cup
Or Serve The Infusion in A Water Bowl
  1. Mix 1 part of the infusion to 8 parts of water.
  2. Pour the mixture into a water bowl.
  3. Place the infusion water bowl beside your dog's regular water bowl.
  4. Replace with a new bowl of infusion daily.
 
2.4  How to Make an Infusion of Nettle Leaf and Rooibos Tea
You'll Need
  1. Nettle Leaf
    1. Tea bags or,
    2. Cut and sifted dry nettle leaf or,
    3. Fresh nettle leaves and flowers. 
  2. Rooibos Tea, bags or loose leaf.
  3. Raw honey (optional)
    1. This infusion can be made with or without raw honey.
  4.  Stainless steel sauce pot.
  5.  Filtered or spring water.
Preparation 
To prepare the infusion using fresh or dried mullein:
  1. Fill the sauce pot with one quart of water.
  2. Place a handful of dried or fresh mullein leaves, or four tea bags  in the pot.
  3. Cover the pot and heat the mixture for about 35 minutes.
  4. After 35 minutes add 2 rooibos tea bags. 
    1. Filter the solution twice.
    2. First through a sieve.
    3. Then through a piece of clean cloth.
  5. While the infusion is still warm, (optional) add two tablespoons of the local raw honey.
  6. Allow the infusion to cool.
  7. Add the cooled infusion to your dog’s food once a day in accordance with the dosage provided below.
  8. Store the infusion in the refrigerator.
  9. Make a new batch as needed every 2 days.
Daily Dosage
  • Small dog 1/8 cup
  • Medium dog 1/4 cup
  • Large dog 1/2 cup
Or Serve The Infusion in A Water Bowl
  1. Mix 1 part of the infusion to 8 parts of water.
  2. Pour the mixture into a water bowl.
  3. Place the infusion water bowl beside your dog's regular water bowl.
  4. Replace with a new bowl of infusion daily.
 
3.0 Soothing Paw Soaks
 
These paw soaks can help soothe your dog's paws.
 
 3.1 Himalayan Salt Paw Soak
3.2 Calendula Tea Paw Soak
3.3 Rooibos Tea Paw Soak
3.4 Herbal Tea Paw Soak, Bath, Rinses, Sprays
  1. Rooibos Tea and Lemon Anti-itch Rinse Recipe
  2. Chamomile and Green Tea Soothing Rinse Recipe
  3. Lemon Balm and Nettle Leaf Refreshing Healing Rinse Recipe 
  4. Peppermint, Fennel and Rose Sensitive Skin Rinse Recipe
  5. Floral Antibacterial, Soothing Rinse Recipe
  6. Calendula, Antibacterial, Healing Rinse Recipe
  7. Marjoram Antimicrobial, Analgesic, Cleansing Rinse Recipe
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