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Show 12: Natural Flea Control Options

Show 12: Natural Flea Control Options

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Although Flea season may be at it’s end for this year, fleas are still among us. Today, we discussed Natural Herbal Approaches to Flea Control using herbal and homesteading practices.

Herbs we discussed:

  • Agrimony
  • Thuja and the Cedar family
  • Bea Balm
  • Feverfew
  • Oxeye Daisy
  • Rosemary
  • Yarrow

  • Thyme
  • Garlic
  • Brewer’s Yeast
  • Burdock
  • Dandelion
  • Red Clover
  • Licorice

  • Diatomaceous earth
  • Chrysanthemum family
  • Dill
  • Fennel
  • Mullen
  • Bitter Orange essential oil
  • Calendula

  • Peppermint
  • Lavender
  • Pennyroyal
  • Eucalyptus
  • Bay Laurel and Myrtle

Flower Essences we discussed:

  • Cherry Plum
  • Crab Apple

Homeopathic remedies we discussed:

  • Apis

Recipes we mentioned:

Gamera’s Flea Bane Oil Recipe

Herbs in the News:

Switchboard, the staff blog of the Natural Resource Defense Council, published an article entitled “Can We Make L.A. Graywater Ready?” discussing Mayor Garcetti’s plan to reduce L.A.’s wastewater over the next few years. The Practical Herbalist team discussed responsible use of graywater given the level of chemicals of emerging concern in our water supply.

Further Resources:

Herbal 101

Herbalists use a variety of terms to describe the properties of herbs. We discussed the difference between expectorant and antitussive herbs and how they relieve coughs.

Herbs we discussed:

  • Cherry Bark
  • Elecampagne
  • Osha
  • Horehound
  • Mullen
  • Coltsfoot
  • Honey
  • Syrups (sugars)
  • Marshmallow
  • Licorice

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Candace Hunter

Candace Hunter is a self-taught herbalist and artist who never, ever practices on guinea pigs in part because her family and friends are generally up to the job. She is co-author of The Practical Herbalist's Herbal Folio series and author of Herbalism for the Zombie Apocalypse. She edits The Practical Herbalist website and Practical Herbalist Press publications. She has also recently entered into the field of podcasting with reckless abandon. Listen to her on Real Herbalism Radio today, see her work at, or find her on Facebook at Candace Hunter Creations.

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