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Show 76: Herbal Flea Control Done the Natural Way

Show 76: Herbal Flea Control Done The Natural Way

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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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Patrick Hunter

Patrick has been practicing herbalism and homesteading at home for over a decade. His favorite homesteading activities include woodworking, jamming, and roasting and brewing fine coffees. He also loves taekwondo and gaming with his son. He owns and operates Hunter Creation, provider of many graphic design services, including website design, web hosting, and graphic design.

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